World Vision to Host One Day Conference on South Sudan at Wycliffe in June
Tuesday May 22nd, 2012
The Church’s role in the Birth of a Nation
After years of conflict, the nation of South Sudan has been born. The Church in Sudan has and continues to play a key role in the emergence of the new nation. Come hear about the Church and the newest nation in the world.
Join us for a special presentation by: The Rt. Rev. Bishop Anthony Poggo of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS).
The ECS has over 4 million members and is considered one of the largest non-governmental organizations in Southern Sudan. Bishop Poggo presides over the Kajo Keji Diocese which numbers 58 parishes with approximately 150,000 members.
Hosted by the Rev. Canon Dr. George Sumner, the event will also include a panel discussion moderated by Dave Toycen, President of World Vision Canada, featuring:
• Rt. Rev. Anthony Poggo—Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Sudan Kajo Keji Diocese.
• Stephen Lazarus. Stephen is a writer and producer for the television show CONTEXT with Lorna Dueck and is a board member of the Good Shepherd Leadership Training Program based in Juba, Sudan.
• Philip Gai, AIM. Philip Gai, a former refugee from South Sudan, works with a network of Sudanese leaders in the GTA.
• AJ (Jean) Finlay. As the Anglican representative on the World Council of Churches Jean has travelled to Sudan with church leaders to address advocacy issues.
Date: June 18, 2012 Time: Noon – 2:00 pm (lunch will be provided) Location: Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Ave., Toronto Cost: $5 (payable at the door – cash only)
RSVP by June 8 to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.268.5863 ext. 3648 www.churches.worldvision.ca