In 2013, with underlying trauma and ethnic tensions going unaddressed, South Sudan exploded into civil war only two years after becoming the world’s newest nation. The Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS) recognises the importance of peacebuilding, trauma healing, and reconciliation in an effort to achieve long-lasting peace in South Sudan. UnitingWorld supports PCOSS to train ministers and lay leaders and equip them with the tools they will need to teach reconciliation and peace building skills in families and between tribal groups throughout South Sudan.
Since 2015, we have trained 141 ministers and lay leaders in peacebuilding and trauma healing; one group of ministers went on to train 12 other leaders in their home town.
Presbyterian Church in South Sudan