Bishop Dr. Sunday N. Onuoha, a Bishop in the Nigerian Methodist Church, was recently honored by the Global Peace Foundation at its 2013 Global Peace Convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Bishop Onuoha is the founder and President of Vision of Africa, an organization that focuses on bringing networks of faith communities to share God’s love and empowering the grassroots which helps build Nigeria’s indigenous capacity to solve problems and cure society’s ills from the inside out. A former pastor and chairman of Youth for the Abia State government, he is the executive of director of Nigerian Interfaith Action Association, the largest Christian-Muslim collaboration in history that provides a platform for inter-religious collaboration to end malaria in Nigeria. He was appointed as Special Assistant on Privatization in the Presidential Cabinet of Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2003.
The Global Peace Foundation promotes an innovative, values-based approach to peace-building, guided by the vision of One Family under God. To engage and organize a global network of leaders who will develop community, national, and regional peace building models as the foundation of ethical and cohesive societies.
Bishop Onuoha spoke briefly but delivered a poignant film message on the deep respect religious leaders are held in Nigeria and the important ways in which Christians and Muslims in the nation of 170 million are collaborating in the fight against the real enemy—the mosquito, the spreader of malaria.
The World Methodist Council congratulates Bishop Onuoha on the award from the Global Peace Foundation and his quest to build peace through understanding and dialogue.