Video: Bishop Samuel Enosa Peni describes his 4-year-old diocese

By Mary Frances Schjonberg
Posted Oct 22, 2013

[Episcopal News Service — Chicago] Diocese of Nzara Bishop Samuel Enosa Peni began work in his remote diocese with a laptop, printer and generator set up under a mango tree. As he led the diocese in a strategic planning process for the first five years, Peni said, he also knew the diocese had a key, influential role in the new nation of South Sudan. This work is being done all the while the people in the area face the continuing threat of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The bishop is in the leadership of an interfaith group of religious leaders from South Sudan, Uganda, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo that is working to end the violence caused by the LRA.

– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service.


Comments (2)

  1. Jesse Zink says:

    Thanks for showcasing Bishop Samuel’s work. Always inspiring to hear about. More information about the traditional birth attendant program in the Diocese of Nzara and its efforts to reduce mortality in childbirth is available in this proposal from the diocese.

  2. Janet Diehl says:

    I heard Bishop Samuel speak in Platteville, WI. His slides and talk were very informative! The church in the Republic of South Sudan, especially the diocese of Nzara, need’s our help. Google will led you to much more info on the history, geography, and current situation in South Sudan. Keep them in your prayers.

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