A Solution for All of Sudan: Linking Darfur and the South with panelists Angelos Agok, Mohammed Yahya, Nina Shea, John Prendergast and Roger Winter.
A panel of distinguished experts provided a unique combination of perspectives on the relationship between the peace processes in Darfur and Southern Sudan. The situation in Darfur continues to deteriorate while the 2005 peace deal that ended a far deadlier war in southern Sudan is at risk and in danger of eventual collapse- Hudson Institute
Angelos Agok is a loan services counselor at the Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service in Baltimore and former freedom fighter for the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement.
Faith McDonnell has been at IRD since 1993. As director of the Religious Liberty Program and the Church Alliance for a New Sudan (CANS), she writes frequently and speaks widely on the subject of the persecuted church to church and civic groups. Faith has co-organized rallies in support of persecuted Christians in Sudan in front of the White House, the Canadian Embassy, and the Sudanese Embassy, has drafted legislation on religious persecution for the Episcopal Church and for both houses of the United States Congress, and coordinated a ten-day vigil for Sudan outside the U.S. State Department.
John J. Prendergast, Ph.D, is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at CIIS, and the senior editor of (with P. Fenner and S. Krystal) and contributor to The Sacred Mirror: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy (2003) and (with K. Bradford) Listening from the Heart of Silence (2007). He has a private psychotherapy practice in San Rafael and runs several self-inquiry groups. His primary teachers have been Jean Klein and Adyashanti.
An international human-rights lawyer for twenty-five years, Nina Shea joined Hudson Institute as a senior fellow in November 2006, where she directs the Center for Religious Freedom.
For the ten years prior to joining Hudson, Shea worked at Freedom House, where she directed the Center for Religious Freedom, an entity which she had helped found in 1986 as the Puebla Institute.
Since 1999, Shea has served as a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, where she is currently vice chair. She has been appointed as a U.S. delegate to the United Nation's main human rights body by both Republican and Democratic administrations.
Roger Winter is Former Special Representative of the Deputy Secretary of State for Sudan.
Mohammed Adam Yahya is a refugee from the Darfur region of Sudan and is the founder and Executive Director of Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy. From 1995 to 2005, he was Chairman and spokesman of the Representatives of the Massaleit Community in Exile, which was the first human rights group to alert the international community to human rights abuses in western Sudan.