A North East-based group known as ‘Justice Development And Social Cohesion Initiative (JDSCI) has called for more peaceful coexistence between the two major religions, Christainity and Islam.
Rev Henry Dabang, the Coordinator of the group made the call in Bauchi on Thursday during a one day summit organized for youths drawn from Islam and Christianity religions from selected LGAs in Bauchi and Gombe states.
Dabang who stressed that what is required to enjoy a crisis free life and tackle the menace of the current novel Coronavirus headlong was peace and peaceful coexistence, added that no meaningful development would be achieved without peace.
“Our aim is to see how Muslims and Christians will coexist in peace because if there is peace there would be sustainable development.
“Beyond this, we want to even consolidate the existing peace because for a while now, we have not had any serious crisis in this regions.
“However, not only when we have crisis that we’ll begin to run helter skelter to see that we call for peace programmes and summits,” he said.
The coordinator also explained that during the one day programme, the participants would be lectured on various aspects of peace building, saying there was no way adherents of the two religions will not mingle with each other.
He promised that his organization would seek for collaboration with others with the same objectives so as to ensure that understanding of the tenets of each of the religions were well understood and practised without unnecessary tension.
Dabang expressed optimism that at the end of the programme, the participants would have been well equipped to go back to their respective places and set up their own cluster groups to promote peace and peaceful living among the people.