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Letters from South Sudan

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Today’s letters come from two sisters serving in different parts of South Sudan. As both letters reflect, even in peaceful areas violence is affecting people as they travel, work, go to school and try to live their daily lives.

On Friday, Charity Sr. Patricia Johannsen, who trains teachers in the western state of Yambio wrote:

Blessing discrimination

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When I heard about the law proposed in Arizona that would have used “religious freedom” as an excuse to legalize discrimination against LGBT (and potentially others), I was stunned. I applaud Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona for vetoing the bill.

What appalled me most, however, was the fact that the Arizona Catholic Conference supported the bill! In fact, their website is crowded with legislative updates on the work they did to pass the legislation, and their lament that it was vetoed.

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April 11-24, 2014

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