Fifty Christian and fifty Muslim leaders have been trained in peace and conflict resolution. This is an important step in the right direction because Nigeria has faced increasing violence. For a country split into religious and ethnic lines, leaders with conflict resolution skills will be able to better mediate and negotiate diverse political and social conflicts. Hopefully, these leaders will set an example of what peaceful co-existence looks like.
2017-05-25 Nigeria (Daily Trust) – Fifty Christian and fifty Muslim leaders have been trained on peace and conflict resolution by the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, (KAICIID) an inter-governmental organization promoting inter-religious dialogue to prevent and resolve conflict.
Team Assistant, Programmes Department of KAICIID, Mrs. Marlen Rabl, the training, is geared towards giving religious representatives additional skills and communication for peace and conflict resolution.
She said the programme is meant to support conflict resolution in Nigeria and build their capacity in engaging in inter-religious dialogue for peace building in country.
Rabl, “the Nigerian society is so diverse and so rich and we firmly believe that Muslims and Christians who make up half and half of the population of the country.