Bishop Sunday Continues to Promote Peace and Reconciliation

Bishop Sunday Onuoha spoke at and was on a Panel Discussion at Global Peace Foundation Conference in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Pictured above is Bishop Sunday with His Excellency Amani Abeid Karume (former President of Zanzibar), Khalifa Mohammed Al Shaer Suwaidi from Dunai, His Execellency Rupiah Banda (former President of Zamia), Dr Omar Mohammed Al Khateb from Dubai, and Ambassador Mussie Hailu (regional director of United Relations Initiative for Africa)

Pictured above is Bishop Sunday with His Excellency Amani Abeid Karume (former President of Zanzibar), Khalifa Mohammed Al Shaer Suwaidi from Dunai, His Execellency Rupiah Banda (former President of Zamia), Dr Omar Mohammed Al Khateb from Dubai, and Ambassador Mussie Hailu (regional director of United Relations Initiative for Africa)

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Matthew 5:9

PEACE AND RECONCILIATION WORK CONTINUES

Bishop Sunday spoke at and sat on a panel discussion at the Global Peace Leadership Conference in Zanzibar, Tanzania this week. It says a lot about Bishop Sunday and his work that he was asked to be one of the leaders of this conference. Zanzibar is about 90% Muslim. Participants at the Global Peace Foundation conference were drawn from many parts of East Africa. In addition to Bishop Sunday, facilitators were drawn from other parts of Africa, Dubai, Europe and U.S.

The Global Peace Foundation said “This timely and important gathering of top government, religious and business leaders and other influential public figures was convened in response to the grave challenge to the security and welfare of East Africa’s peoples”. The Global Peace Foundation (GPF), in partnership with the Government of Zanzibar, the East African Community and the International Authority on Development, convened this Global Peace Leadership Conference to promote peace, security and sustainable development in East Africa.

According to the GPF, the East African region has witnessed an alarming rise of intra-state and interstate conflicts in recent years and this has taken a huge toll in terms of human lives lost, the suffering of refugees and internally displaced people, as well as the destruction of much of the social fabric, physical infrastructure, and natural resources of the region (in particular within its coastal strip).

Eight former African Presidents were in attendance at the conference!


His Exellency Amani Abeid Karume and Dr Omar Mohammed Al Khateb with Bishop Sunday

His Exellency Amani Abeid Karume and Dr Omar Mohammed Al Khateb with Bishop Sunday

In addition to being a speaker and on a panel discussion, Bishop Sunday was also there to represent former Nigerian President Obasanjo.

Bishop Sunday was on a panel discussing how religious institutions can be used to build peace and mutual understanding, and as a speaker, his presentation outlined the elements that promote peace, security and sustainable development, including (i) how we must have leadership that accepts responsibility and is willing to take risks, (ii) how insecurity in one country is insecurity all over the world, and (iii) what values we must preserve to hand over to youth and new young leaders.


Although participants at the WPF conference were drawn from many parts of East Africa, the facilitators were drawn from other parts of Africa, Dubai, Europe and U.S.  At this period of growing extremism, we must all work together to care for our world. Insecurity in one country is insecurity all over the world. About 400 youths from the local community also attended the conference.

Although participants at the WPF conference were drawn from many parts of East Africa, the facilitators were drawn from other parts of Africa, Dubai, Europe and U.S. At this period of growing extremism, we must all work together to care for our world. Insecurity in one country is insecurity all over the world. About 400 youths from the local community also attended the conference.


World Methodist Evangelism Institute (part of the World Methodist Council)

World Methodist Evangelism Institute (part of the World Methodist Council)

Next month, Bishop Sunday will be a featured speaker at The World Methodist Evangelism Institute (WMEI) in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the Nairobi conference will be “That the World May know Jesus Christ” and it invites the world church to focus on the contextual and eternal implications of the gospel. Bishop Sunday will be speaking on Muslin/Christian Relations.

Over 100 Leaders, including Methodist Bishops, Clergy, Lay and Evangelism Leaders will be in attendance. The WMEI is a ministry of the World Methodist Evangelism of the World Methodist Council and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.
Romans 14:19


Hear more about the World-Changing Activities of Bishop Sunday Onuohaat Vision Africa’s
2015 Celebration Dinner on October 8 at Park Cities Baptist Church
Reception starts at 6:00 p.m. – Mark Your Calendar
[more info to follow soon]