From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Kaduna state Chairman of the Jama’atul Nasrul Islam, JNI, has called on Non -government Organisations and Civil Society Organizations to take the campaign for peaceful coexistence to the rural areas.
The chairman, Alhaji jafaru Makarfi made the call while receiving on courtesy visit members of Peace Revival and Reconciliation Foundation of Nigeria at his residence.
Makarfi said, there is the need for all the peace loving NGOs and CSOs in kaduna state to extend their peace mission to rural areas in other to immensely promote interfaith activities.
He pointed out most of the activities of Peace interfaith and other peace promotion and peace mission do usually takes place in the cities not the rural areas, while that is where there services are seriously needed ,so as to end all forms of ethno-religious and political crisis bedeviling peace stability in the rural communities\
The state chairman of the JNI draw the attention of all the NGOs & CSOs on the importance of taking peace Campaign to Local communities including Ghettos ,and introduce various peace games and sports which would be used to brings peace and unity among various youth groups that are residing in the rural communities.
Responding on behalf of the Team leader of Muslims and Christians scholars that visited the JNI chairman, pastor Yohanna Buru said, the reason why they paid him a courtesy visit is to strengthening peaceful co-existence between Muslims and Christians in the state, and also to boost inter-religious Tolerance amongst different faith base organization
Buru said, we are all from one parents, “Adams and Eve” and we all believed our holy scriptures “Bible and Qur’an”
Buru then called on the Federal Government to create institutes of comparative studies which, according to him, can proffer solutions to ethno-religious crises in the country.
Adding that such an institute will also help ethnic groups to better understand themselves, promote religious tolerance and how they can live with one another in peace.