Today Sudan is at a critical crossroads. As the country prepares
for a January 2011 referendum in which southern states will have an
opportunity to vote for secession from Sudan, the potential for
increased loss of life and displacement is very real. Now more than
ever, Sudan needs the support of the international community –
especially the United States – to prevent a return to full-scale
violent conflict and to build a lasting peace. Campus communities
around the country have taken as stand for PEACE IN SUDAN; we can
all be powerful advocates.
The Student Ambassadors for Sudan in conjunction with Students for
Global Justice and the Department of Campus Ministry will be taking
a stand for Peace in Sudan. On Thursday, December 9 , at 6 p.m. in
the Marillac Cafeteria-Campus Ministry Lounge, join us for the “I
STAND FOR SUDAN” T-shirt-Luminary Event. This is a
bring-your-own-tee event. We invite you to bring a blank t-shirt,
and decorate it with the words “I STAND for SUDAN”, with a
candlelight vigil to follow at St. Thomas More Church at 7:15 p.m.
as the St. John’s University community shows solidarity with the
Sudanese people and takes a Stand for Sudan.
Together, we can make a difference! Let us cast a light of hope and
share in a prayer for Peace in Sudan as the lives of millions hang
in the balance.
For more information, or to participate in the event, contact
Ketienne Telemaque at Ketiennet@gmail.com or at