As Islamic insurgency and terrorist organization Boko Haram continues to commit acts of terror against both Christian and Muslim communities throughout northern Nigeria, their respective religious leaders have committed to working together in calling for peace. Celebrating their like-minded vision of a Nigeria free of religious fundamentalism, Evangelic Church Winning All (ECWA) invited 50 Muslim leaders to speak and share lunch with leaders of the united Church Monday in an effort to provide the Nigerian people with a practical symbol of national unity, despite religious differences.
04/15/2014 Nigeria (ChristianToday) – Christians and Muslims in Nigeria are uniting in peace efforts in the face of relentless attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
A “Friends Day Service” was held at a church in Tudun Nupawa, Kaduna in Northern Nigeria, one of the areas being targeted by militants.
Successive attacks by Boko Haram over several years have left thousands dead. Most recently, an attack on Saturday left at least 210 dead in Borno State.
Around 50 Muslim leaders attended the service at the church belonging to Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA). Gifts were given to the Muslim leaders and the service was followed by a shared lunch.