Amb. Bishop Stephen Kalunyu

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NameAmb. Bishop Stephen Kalunyu
Affiliated Organizations
  1. I am a diocesan Bishop with NICA church.
  2. Am a religious advisor office of the governor Isiolo.
  3. Am a peace ambassador awarded by the global peace signature and initiative of international college of peace studies.
  4. I've head of state commendation
  5. I sit in the council of eminent persons for northern frontier counties, among many other responsibilities in the country.
Country of origin / País de origenKenya
Country where you do your workKenya
Please tell us about your work in peace education. / Cuéntenos sobre su trabajo en la educación para la paz.

I've been involved in P/CVE, I've been involved in peace building and conflict management in the region.

I've been involved in Christian- Muslim relations building etc.

The main challenges have been;-

  1. Vastness of the area involved
  2. Lack of adequate resources
  3. Lack of political good will
  4. Porous borders leading to availability of illegal arms hence causing insecurity.
  5. Negative cultural practices etc
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Start in the field & motivations / Inicio en este campo y motivaciones
  1. The book of Matthew chapter 5 "Blessed are the peace makers for they shall be called chicken of God" is my main source of inspiration.
  2. Having grown up from a volatile community, the need for peace actors cannot be under estimated.

 

Significant Career Moments & Success Stories / Momentos significativos de tu carrera y historias de éxito

A conflict arose between Christians and Muslims in Merti Sub-county in Isiolo.

The Muslims girls were demanding wearing of hijabs in a Christian school.

This conflict caused the school to be closed for sometime until we intervened.

We had mediation and peace building initiative between the two waring communities and we arrived to a peaceful resolution accepted by both sides.

What keeps you going? / ¿Qué te hace seguir?
  1. Support of family and friends
  2. Seeing my small effort having a positive effect to our community.
Additional info / Información adicional
  1. I've participated in formulation of several peace agreements
  2. I also participated in the joint operation command center with early warning and response and women situation room at the police grounds.
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