Distinct Voice: Creating Circles and Culture of Mercy
Scholasticah Nganda rsm (The Congregation): 'Solidarity with South Sudan'

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After decades of civil war in South Sudan, the Catholic bishops of South Sudan in 2005 invited international religious communities to consider serving in South Sudan to help address the country's critical educational, health and pastoral needs. Since that time, many religious congregations have been involved in a collaborative project called Solidarity with South Sudan which empowers and supports the Sudanese people to rebuild their lives, communities and societal structures. But as South Sudan continues to fade from the global news spotlight and faces the reality of a fragile and possibly failing state, the story of what Solidarity with South Sudan is doing in South Sudan is not likely to be told in full. However, the works Solidarity with South Sudan male and female religious are doing is the truest sense of what it means to be a mission church and a global example of empowering others. I feel a sense of purpose in living in solidarity with those in South Sudan, and privileged being a member of a group that continues to serve the poor and marginalised people in a spirit of solidarity, joy and with the hope for a better future...

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Scholasticah Nganda, RSM is a Kenyan belonging to the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy, and currently working as the Director of the Pastoral Program-Solidarity with South Sudan. She holds a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, is a Psychotherapist and a Supervisor in Counselling Practice. A Facilitator and Trainer of Trainers (ToT) in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Scholasticah works with groups in Capacity Building Workshops/Seminars. Presently, she is developing and facilitating On-Going Formation Programs for Clergy and Religious in South Sudan. 

Scholasticah is passionate about collaboration with others in the Formation of Pastoral Agents for the Local Church of South Sudan.

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