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A Step Toward Peace in Darfur

Compassion Radio, in a joint effort with its partnering ministry in Sudan, Conscience International, has launched a unique peace initiative that could help reduce the violence that currently plagues Sudan’s troubled Darfur province.

This initiative focuses on the “sulva” traditional tribal reconciliation process and has enlisted the participation of the country’s two leading Muslim clerics, Sheikh Mawlana Muhammad al-Sadiq al-Qururi and Imam Ahmad al-Mahdi – the latter being the grandson of Muhammad al-Mahdi who led Sudan’s battle for independence against the British in the late 19th century.

Reconciliation conferences are planned for summer, 2007 in the three refugee centers of Darfur – Nyala, El Fasher, and El Geniena.

Compassion Radio listeners and partners are urged to pray that there “grass roots – from the ground up” conferences will contribute to a breakthrough in what the United Nations calls the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.

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