Daily Trust (Abuja)

26 June 2012

Nigeria: Christians, Muslims to Embark On Joint Preaching

Minna — Muslims and Christians under the aegis of Interfaith Group for Peace in Niger State have concluded arrangements to commence a joint preaching programme to promote peaceful co-existence among Muslims and Christians in the state.

Addressing newsmen yesterday in Minna, chairman, planning committee of the group, Mohammad Jameel Mohammad, said 12 persons were drawn from the Network of Islamic Organization for Peace (NIOP) and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to design the activities that would bring the two religious bodies together with a view to promoting relative peace in the state.

He added that the group has put together short, medium and long term plans, and that under the short term plan, the group would visit secondary schools, compose radio and television jingles, produce joint leaflets on peace for Muslims and Christians, as well as organize a two days seminar for resource persons on interfaith dialogue.

According to him, under the medium term plan, the group would be mainly concerned with interfaith mobile clinics, visitation to primary schools and drama presentation, while the long term plan would focus on visitation to churches and mosques.

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