Interfaith Conference: Muslim, Christian clerics meet in Abuja

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Muslim, Christian clerics meet in AbujaABUJA – The Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja on Thursday said the second conference of the Interfaith for Peace would hold between Aug. 11 and Aug. 12, in Abuja.

This is contained in a statement issued by Rev. Fr. Patrick Alumuku, the diocese’ of Communications, in Abuja.

It said Goodluck Jonathan was expected to declare the conference open.also

It also said that governors, national and state legislators, the , religious and traditional leaders, professionals, academics and leaders of thought were expected at the conference.

Others, According to the statement, are Dr William Vendley, Secretary-General, World Council of Religious Leaders, Sheikh Shaban Mubaje, Grand Mufti of Uganda and co-chair, African Council for Religious Leaders, as well as religious leaders across Africa.[eap_ad_2]

It said that considering the security situation in the country and the forthcoming 2015 general elections, the conference was apt and relevant.

It said the conference, with the theme “Interfaith Understanding and Cooperation for Responsible Politics’’ , would hold a symposium on “religious extremism in Nigeria.

The interfaith initiative for peace was co-founded by the Sultan of , Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar III and John Cardinal Onaiyekan, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja.

It is a national platform for interfaith dialogue among Muslim and clerics, professionals and leaders of thought for the fostering of peaceful co-existence, religious harmony and development in the country. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]