ABUJA – The Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja on Thursday said the second conference of the Interfaith Initiative for Peace would hold between Aug. 11 and Aug. 12, in Abuja.
It said President Goodluck Jonathan was expected to declare the conference open.also
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 Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar III and John Cardinal Onaiyekan, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja.
It is a national platform for interfaith dialogue among Muslim and Christian clerics, professionals and leaders of thought for the fostering of peaceful co-existence, religious harmony and development in the country. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]