|Posted by rob.a.lancaster on June 10, 2015 at 2:40 AM||comments (425)|
South Sudan. As if further commentary was needed, when patently it’s not, here I go…
Apart from a few attempts by a very few people, on every side in South Sudan it seems most people are clear that someone else is the problem. Many people blame the leaders or IGAD ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by rob.a.lancaster on November 12, 2014 at 2:05 AM||comments (3)|
Having just returned to my base in the UK from Yei, South Sudan, after spending a month with 70 participants from across the country for a shared journey of listening and dialogue, I’m full of hope for South Sudan, at the same time conscious of how little hope many have.
When I return to my home in Australia, friends inevitably question – with the best of intentions – my reasons for getting involved. For a country that, from one reading (often proliferated ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by rob.a.lancaster on December 21, 2013 at 7:25 AM||comments (358)|
I’ve just arrived back in Australia after two years away. I have the good fortune to have been born here, and the luxury (finances permitting) of coming whenever I like.
Australia oozes a sense of comfort. As always, a beautiful country it is still a land of opportunity. A coffee is extortionately priced, but given that this is my only complaint about day to day living since I’ve been home, things can’t be too rough.
Comfort for some, I sh...Read Full Post »
|Posted by rob.a.lancaster on May 8, 2013 at 8:35 AM||comments (722)|
Rob Lancaster from Australia was one of the team responsible for training the peace and reconciliation mobilizers. This was his speech to the graduates of the four-week course which concluded on 1 May.
Speech for closing ceremony of Peace and Reconciliation Mobiliser training – Juba, 1 May 2013
There are many South Sudanese in Australia right now, playing a part in writing the newest chapter in Australia’s multicultural history. So it’s a pleasure to...Read Full Post »