Presbyterian General Assembly on Sudan

The 217th General Assembly (2006) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved the following:

The Presbyteries of Trinity and Shenango overture[d] the 217th General Assembly (2006) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to reaffirm our denomination's close connections to Sudan for more than 100 years; to raise awareness of the need to continue advocating for peace in Sudan and for pressure on the government of Sudan, National Congress Party; to assure its compliance with the terms of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA); and to explore the appropriateness of taking measures against any companies selling war materials to the governments of Sudan by recommending to the General Assembly that it add their names to the divestment list of the General Assembly, stating as follow:

1. Direct the Stated Clerk to send greetings to our ecumenical partners, the New Sudan Council of Churches and the Sudan Council of Churches, and to our church partners, the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church and the Presbyterian Church of Sudan , thanking God for their courageous and faithful witness to Our Lord Jesus Christ; commending them for their work toward reconciliation that provides an environment for good governance; and affirming our solidarity with them as they increase their capacity for evangelism and the establishment of schools and other community projects necessary to civil society.

2. Encourage all Presbyterians to pray for a just peace for all the people of Sudan; to raise awareness of genocide in Sudan , planned and paid for by the government of Sudan, which continues to the present against the southern and marginalized people of Sudan , including Darfur and eastern Sudan; and to make their voices heard by the leaders of our government, including the president of the United States, secretary of state, members of Congress, and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, on behalf of continued sanctions against the government of Sudan until a just and lasting peace exists for all
people of Sudan.

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