AFRECS: American Friends of the Episcopal Church of Sudan

PO Box 12026
3737 Seminary Road Alexandria, VA 22304

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Pray for Sudan.

PRAY — For your ministry and ours, for the Sudans and the World.

  Teach others about Sudan.

TEACH — others about South Sudan, its importance and challenges.

Partner with others to aid Sudan.

PARTNER — Work with others in your parish, online, and in the Sudans.

  Urge others to help Sudan.

URGE — how to advocate for a U.S. policy supporting peace and stability in the Sudans.

Give what you've been given.

GIVE — What you can in terms of time, talent, and treasure.

  Learn about Sudan.

LEARN — Learn about the Sudans and the role of the Episcopal Church.

The American Friends of the Episcopal Church of the Sudans, founded in 2005, is a network of individuals, churches, dioceses, and other organizations that seeks to focus attention on the needs and priorities of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and Sudan (ECSS&S) and enable American friends to assist the ECSS&S in meeting the needs of the Sudanese people.

AFRECS works to advance peace and stability in South Sudan and Sudan, seeking to amplify the voices of Sudanese Christians and, through prayer, to catch the movement of the Holy Spirit in the churches in both of our countries.

AFRECS works to enhance communication and synergy among Episcopal dioceses, parishes, and other organizations working in relationship with dioceses in South Sudan and Sudan or seeking to do so. AFRECS also promotes and facilitates the development of new relationships between U.S. and Sudanese partners.

AFRECS advocates for public and private assistance to South Sudan and Sudan.

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Become a member or make a donation to support the ECSS&S online today!


A Tribute to Carolyn Weaver Mackay

Dear Friends,

We recently said farewell to our dear friend and colleague, Carolyn Weaver Mackay, who passed away last week.  Carolyn was a founding member of AFRECS and a solid supporter of our work.  She could be counted upon to give sound, thoughtful counsel as we labored with how to best respond to the challenges facing our sisters and brothers in South Sudan.  Carolyn's counsel was critical in guiding us towards strengthening the capacity of the Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan as one of our essential organizational goals. 

As a faithful Christian, Carolyn recognized that our efforts at partnership had to be grounded in the truth of the Gospel and a clear sense of what it meant to be disciples for Christ in a war weary country that longed for peace and security. 

Even as our church dealt with differences that might have been divisive, Carolyn graciously embraced all those who made caring for their Sudanese friends a primary concern.  It was always uplifting to get an encouraging pat from Carolyn in response to a message in one of our e blasts  Her spirit continues to inspire us. 

Richard Parkins
Executive Director