Bishop Sunday Onuoha spoke at and was on a Panel Discussion at Global Peace Foundation Conference in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
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!
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.
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.
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
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