Like Rwanda, Burundi, Congo DRC, South Sudan has its fair share of internal conflicts. In May 2015, Rev. Philbert was invited by a friend of his ( Rev. Jeff Gill) from Seattle in USA who was appointed by the Episcopal Church in USA together with the office of the Anglican communion in London, UK to go to Kakuma Refugee camp to lead a workshop on the culture of peace in South Sudan.
The participants were pastors mainly from the Anglican church who are refugees, some of whom have been there for over 20 years. During the workshop, I realise that the division among them were still palpable.
“I felt connection already and can’t wait for another opportunity to go back and perhaps conduct a workshop or take with me some of the reconciled people in Rwanda (survivors and genocide offenders) to share their stories of forgiveness and confession, and how Jesus changed them.” said Rev. Philbert.