Kaduna – World Interfaith Week 2022: Nigerian Church Kicks-Off Campaign At Local Market


    *vows to strengthen religious tolerance among different faith organizations 

    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

    Ahead of the World International Interfaith Week and Harmony  Celebration 2022, the General Overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry,  Sabon Tasha Kaduna, Pastor Yohanna Buru has mobilised  Muslims,  Christians and other traditional believers to kick-off this year’s campaign at Railway Market Station Kaduna,  with the sole  aim of promoting interreligious tolerance, forgiveness, better understanding among different faith based organizations in the country.
    According to him, this is the 10th year, the church has been organizing  and mobilizing various forms of activities towards the celebration of the week which is the first week of February every year.
    The Christian cleric said,  “The week provids a huge opportunity and interaction between different faith based organizations across the world to deliberate on ways to enhance peace and stability in their land.
    This year’s interfaith week and harmony comes amidst increasing terrorism,and banditry attacks that is affecting the 19 northern states of Nigeria and hence, the need to join hands with Muslims and Christians to embark on ceaseless prayers for peace in the entire Northern Nigeria,
    Responding, Malam Musa Danladi, one of the fruit sellers at the Railway Market Kaduna,  drew the attention of other non governmental organizations and civil society organizations towards promoting the activities of the week, while calling on more religious scholars to join the campaign
    He thanked the visitors and equally showed commitment towards the promotion of the interfaith cooperation  to strengthen Christians and Muslims relations.
    In his remarks, Pastor Joel Zigo said that the church has spent 10 years in organizing monthly Christians and Muslims relations  to promote peace and stability in the state.
    He said, “The church has played a significant role in promoting tolerance while helping in building peace amongst multi-cultural society.”
     Zigo appealed to Muslims and Christians to use the week in educating women and children’ on peace and forgiveness.


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