Andudu leading Sudan peace efforts from Denver

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Members of the Sudanese community in Colorado chatting with Rev. Andudu

He recently marched along side American movie star George Clooney at the Sudanese embassy in Washington D.C.  He is the episcopal bishop of the diocese of Kudugli, capital of South Kordofan or Nuba Mountain State in Sudan.

While the Rt. Rev. Andudu Adam Elnail may not have seen a movie by George Clooney, as he readily admits, he is a leading spokesperson for the people of the Nuba Mountains.

Andudu is now in Denver and working to bring peace to Sudan after he could not return home because he was on a list of wanted people by Sudanese government officials.

While this is the case, he has not stopped doing what he does best, such as talking to people about education, doing interfaith work and bringing Muslims and Christians together.

“And the Church is the minority, but is playing an important role, especially for the black people of South Kordofan,” he said.

Along with Father Oja Gafour, vicar of the Sudanese community Church at St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, George Tutu, Sudanese American from the Nuba Mountains, and Dr. Lawrence Wango, an agro-economics expert from Sudan, they hammered home a message that “independence has not created peace overnight for South Sudan.”

“But as a people, we live together,” Andudu stated.

The discussion held March 31 at the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library and was organized by the Colorado Committee on Africa and the Caribbean. The moderator was Anita Sanborn, President of the Colorado Episcopal Foundation.

Listen to the entire discussion here:

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