Christian-Muslim scholars seek ways to Strengthing peaceful co-existence & religious tolerance in Kaduna

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Christian-Muslim scholars seek ways to Strengthing peaceful co-existence & religious tolerance in Kaduna

Christian-Muslim scholars seek ways to Strengthing peaceful co-existence & religious tolerance in Kaduna

The meeting between Christians & Muslims clerics was organized by the National president Peace Revival and reconciliation foundation of Nigeria. Pastor Yohanna Buru, who is also the general over seer of Christ evangelical intercessory fellowship ministry Sabon Tasha Kaduna state.

According to him, it is really importance for both Muslims and Christians scholars  to be meeting and discussing on regular basis on various ways to boost peaceful co-existence, forgiveness, and religious tolerance ,so as to promote the real teaching of Both the holy books “bible and Qur’an” to their followers on ways of accommodating  each other irrespective of his religion, ethnicity, tribe, culture, norms, race, colour ,sizes and state.

Buru said, we must join hands together with our brother (Imams, and pastors) to promote the teachings of forgiveness to our followers, so as to make our country regain her position.

He said, the meeting was aimed at promoting peace and religious tolerance among different faith-based organization in the state and this is the first of its kind, “we must forgive our serves on where we hurt each other to move the country ahead,”

The Christians cleric said, we want to eliminate the differences of inter- and intra-religious disputes through education and dialoguing with other scholars, while also discussing issues related to forgiveness and better understanding among different faith based organization in the country.

Buru stressed that, every major religion teaches you to treat others with love, and to respect the difference of opinion.

He says all the religions across the planet promote peace, love and tolerance.

Buru stressed the importance of tolerance among different faith, and called on the Federal Government to create an Institute of Comparatives Studies in the country to promote inter religious dialogue.

He noted that the creation of comparative studies center would surely put an end to the entire ethno-religious crisis that set the entire northern Nigeria backward.

While calling on traditional and religious bodies to work together and conduct regular and periodic review of early warning information to strengthen their capacity for peaceful co-existence.

The clerics appealing to the state and federal government to always support the activities of interfaith activities.

Responding to the chairman Fituyanul-Islam of Nigeria Kaduna state chapter Mallam Rabiu Abdullahi, says, it is important for both Christians and Muslims clerics to always teach their followers the real teachings of the holy books.

He said, ethno-religious-political crisis has caused Nigeria a serious backward in terms of peace and development hence the need for all scholars to go back to the actual teaching of the holy books in other to save Nigeria.

Abdullahi says, we will continue to educate our Muslims followers on the importance of peace and tolerance while calling on both Muslims and Christians to embraced themselves as brothers.

He said, Nigeria needs prayers, therefore we must join hands and pray for peaceful co-existence and better understanding.

He concluded by calling on the federal government to create more jobs for Nigerians, so as to reduce the problems of insecurity While calling on parents to equally remembers their responsibility of taking care of their children.

Christian-Muslim scholars seek ways to Strengthing peaceful co-existence & religious tolerance in Kaduna

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