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Rev. Canon Petero A. N. Sabune
Episcopal priest; Africa Partnership Officer for the Episcopal Church
The Rev. Canon Petero A. N. Sabune is the Africa Partnership Officer for the Episcopal Church. Most recently, Sabune, an Episcopal priest, was the pastor and Protestant chaplain at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Ossining, New York.
In 1972, Sabune fled his native-born Uganda and the ruthless dictator Idi Amin. Sabune’s brother was killed by Idi Amin in 1976 and his sister was killed by one of Amin's men in 1977. Another brother died in Nairobi, Kenya after a narrow escape from Amin's men.
As a parish priest, Sabune served in churches throughout the greater New York/New Jersey area, including as Dean of a cathedral.
Internationally, he is a trustee of the Episcopal Seminary in Haiti, was a founding board member of the Business and Technology Institute of Haiti, and was chair of the Forgiveness and Reconciliation Project. Among his awards and honors, he received the Minorities in Criminal Justice Leadership Award, the NAACP Community Service Award, and the Caribbean American Families Inc Community Service Award.