Juba — South Sudan Muslims and Christians have agreed to forget the past differences and work for the unity and development of country. This pronouncement was made over the weekend during a workshop organized by Sudan Council of Churches on peaceful coexistence between Muslim and Christian communities in South Sudan.
Opening the workshop at the Star Hotel, Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin said the meeting was encouraging and would support development in the country. He urged the two parties to translate this spirit of oneness so as to achieve real peace in the country.
However, Dr Benjamin also warned both Christians and Muslims not to use religion as a tool of conflict as is happening with al Qaeda in Baghdad and Timbuktu in Mali.
Meanwhile, the representative of the Islamic Council in Couth Sudan, Dr Abdallah Deng Nhial assured that the Muslim community in South Sudan is for peace, unity and stability of the country.
On his part, the acting chairperson of Sudan Council of Churches, Rev. Hassan Wawoo urged the Muslim community not to fear for being the minority stressing that all are equal before God. He as well advised the two communities not to say bad things of each other explaining that it will affect peace and development in the country.