World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

Signing of the Protocols on Peace for Sudan

02 June 2004

Letter to H.E. Lt Gen. Lazarus Sumbeiyo (Rtd), Special Envoy for Sudan and Chairman
of IGAD Sudan Peace Process, 2 June, 2004

Your Excellency,

I hereby bring you greetings from the entire fellowship of churches, united
under the leadership of the World Council of Churches in Geneva. May I express
our profound gratitude for your leadership that led to the signing of the Protocols
on Peace for Sudan. As the Chairman of the IGAD Peace Process for Sudan, you
very ably facilitated the investment for peace not only for the people of Sudan but
also for the whole region of the Horn of Africa.

We are especially encouraged by your efforts to involve the churches to provide
the moral thrust for a new and promising beginning for the people of Sudan.
Through your advice the ecumenical movement helped to bridge between Track
I of the Peace Talks and the grassroots initiatives for peace, reconciliation and

We trust that the initiatives of our member churches in the region will complement
the need to monitor the transition to a new Sudan. We assure you of our
prayers and best wishes for God to continue sustaining you in good health. May
the blessings and peace of God embrace you and keep you in your calling!

Sincerely yours,

Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia
General Secretary

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