Nigeria’s interfaith council fosters peaceful Christian-Muslim relations

Nigeria's interfaith council fosters peaceful Christian-Muslim relations

By Patrick Egwu
From The National Catholic Reporter
November 11, 2019

I have spent time frequently in Nigeria. Investing in improved relations among Christians and Muslims is vital to the health and future of this nation. Indigenous traditions also must play a role, and be integrated into this effort and conversation. Twelve Gates thanks NIREC for two decades of this important work [Frank Kaufmann, ed.]

A Nigerian family is seen at Holy Rosary Church in Abuja, Nigeria, in this 2014 file photo. (CNS/Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)


ABUJA, NIGERIA — The Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) is working to defuse tensions between Christians and Muslims here, providing a forum since 1999 to enhance dialogue between the two groups.

Through the past two decades, the interfaith group has responded to crises that have wracked the country.

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