The Murle are a cattle-loving people living in the flood plains of South Sudan. Their total population numbers about 148,000. Jon and Barb Arensen lived with the Murle from 1976 to 1984 and eventually helped complete the translation of the New Testament in 1996. In the process, pastors were educated and over 60 churches were started. But the present civil unrest in South Sudan has seriously impacted the Murle. This talk analyses what is happening to the Murle in the context of the ongoing civil war.
Meet on Thursday, April 16. in Mahler 5/7, at 12:20 – 1:15 p.m.
Dr. Jon Arensen retired from SIL & Houghton College. He worked with SIL for 32 years and holds a PhD in anthropology from Oxford University