The American Friends of the Episcopal Church of the Sudans (AFRECS) supports the peacebuilding priorities and pastoral needs of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and the Episcopal Church of Sudan. Following our recent meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, we announce the following funding priorities for 2022-2023:
GLOW Maps SCHOOL – $40,000
Organized by an Episcopal bishop in a camp for displaced persons near Juba, South Sudan, this school for war orphans has grown from 50 to 500 students in 5 years.
TRAUMA HEALING INITIATIVE – $20,000
This successful partnership with Five Talents and the Mothers’ Union in the Dioceses of Renk and Terekeka in South Sudan is addressing the wounds of war for women and young men – the killing of family members, rape of women and girls, and displacement. It uses a curriculum which is both Bible-based and reflects contemporary experience.
THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION – $10,000
Scholarships for the training of clergy through the Bishop Gwynne School of Theology, a central institution in the new Episcopal University of South Sudan.
If you would like to contribute to these projects and programs of our non-profit organization, please go to our website at https://afrecs.org or send a check to AFRECS, PO Box 3327, Alexandria, VA 22302.