Justice Peace and Reconciliation Commission


Internal Province Chair: Rt Rev Peter Youol Gur -              nbg_jprc_chair@southsudan.anglican.org
Internal Province Coordinator: Rev Peter Angui Akook -   nbg_jprc_coord@southsudan.anglican.org

Tel:  0955494029  or  0914621607  or  0920221516

 

JPRC’s Vision

JPRC is an Internal Provincial peace body wing of Northern Bahr el Ghazal visioning and aspiring to become one of the best peace actors who would then stand in the gap of conflict affected communities and development, and act as bridge between community, NGOs and government.

 

JPRC’s Motto

JPRC’s motto is to ensure democratic processes, peace & trust building, conflict resolution & transformation, trauma healing, good decision making and management.

 

JPRC’s Goal

JPRC is hoping to influence attention to information, events and guide, energize, and sustain behavior.

 

JPRC’s Mission Statement

JPRC is tasked to ensure that democratic processes, peace & trust building, conflict resolution & transformation, trauma healing, good governance and management are accorded through the best use of our core values of integrity, accountability, respect and excellence.

 

JPRC’s Objectives

  • To make sustainable and improved decisions.
  • To build positive relationships between government, NGOs and all sections of the community.
  • To provide the community with the information needed to participate in a meaningful way, ensuring that all communications meet corporate communications standards.
  • To explain clearly why community consultation is taking place and the decisions to be made.
  • To inform the community of any limits to influence they will have on the decision, including information on any matters that are non-negotiable.
  • To build on any previous relevant community consultations.
  • To create community consultation processes so that the community can participate easily.
  • To make best use of community expertise and diversity.
  • To seek out and facilitate the involvement of those potentially affected by a decision.
  • To create consultation processes that take into account any barriers to participation experienced by particular groups, with special attention given to the needs of children, young people, women, older people, and people with a disability.
  • To help facilitate mutual understanding between groups and individual with differing perspectives and interests.
  • To develop processes to collect information on the broad spectrum of community views on an issue
  • To give feedback on how the community consultation informed government’s decisions.
  • To explain the processes and outcomes of community consultations to government’s representatives.

 

 JPRC’s Principles 

  • Develops out a strong respect for the community that JPRC serves.
  • Makes community the focus.
  • Acknowledges the community’s right to be advocated for what they want or need.
  • Includes an awareness and understanding of how JPRC actions impact on the community.
  • Involves honest and straightforward dealing with the community.
  • Provides accurate and timely information to the community.
  • Includes a clear explanation of the decisions and actions of JPRC at all stages of the consultation processes.
  • Incorporates actively listening and acknowledgment of other points of view.
  • Respects individual and cultural differences at all times.

  

JPRC’S Philosophy

  • We believe that community consultation is one of the ways that JPRC engages the community.
  • We believe that consultation is part of the two way relationship where JPRC and the community exchange information and feedback on issues.
  • JPRC believes in the use of active processes to involve the community and seek their views on a project, policy, issue, proposal or plan.

 

JPRC’S Statement of Faith

We believe in a catholic and apostolic faith. Anglicans have three key principles to guide them.

  • The 39 articles of faith
  • The Bible
  • The Book of Common Prayer.
  • Anglicans also believe in the concept of God and his supreme power, the Trinity of God as Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • We exist to proclaim the love of God to all mankind.  
  •  Anglican beliefs also include the sacraments.