Christians, Muslims Jointly Hold Iftar To Strengthen Peaceful Coexistence

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Over 50 Christians and Muslims in kaduna have jointly organised Ramadan Interfaith Iftar break to strengthen peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance in the state.

The event which took place at ungwan kudu of ungwan-Rimi, kaduna North, was organized by Conflict Mitigation Management Regional Council (CMMRC), Community Peace Observers (CPO) and Network of Peace Journalists (NPJ) working under interfaith mediation center, kaduna

The coordinator, interfaith mediation center kaduna, Samson Auta, said the aims of coming together is to join their Muslims brothers in Breaking Ramadan fast.

Samson said, the gathering was to as well emphasize on the importance of strengthening peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance among the adherence of different faith base organization in the state .

Voice of Nigeria reported that Top Islamic and Christian Scholars, women organization, youths groups, traditional titled holders and security personnel were in attendance at the occasion.

Samson said, Ramadan iftar breakfast provides a golden opportunity for Christians and Muslims to interact, dialogue and exchange good will messages for peace and unity in the country.

“This year’s Ramadan season comes amidst high cost of food stuffs in the markets, general scarcity of naira notes and climatic warm conditions due to change in weather.” He added

He then, expressed happiness and satisfaction over the just concluded 2023 general elections in the state, as he appealed to youths across the country to shun all forms of violence.

Similarly, the secretary, Catherine Amands of the conflict mitigation management regional council (CMMRC) said, they came to join their brothers and sisters to break Ramadan fast with the aims of strengthening Christians and Muslims relationship in the state

Catherine added that, they came in large number as Christians from some part of southern kaduna to strengthen inter-religious tolerance and harmony.

“Both the Muslims and Christians at this season are observing their fasting (lent and Ramadan) hence the need to join hands together toward praying for peace stability in the country, “ She added.

One of the community peace observers (CPOs) Abubakar Suleiman, at the event equally expressed delight and happiness for the large number of Christians brothers and sisters that came from far away places to join them in breaking Ramadan fast. He called on Muslims and Christians to always live in peace, irrespective of their tribe, cultural and regional difference.

The group is planning to celebrate easter together through exchange visitations. Reports said.

Meanwhile the network of Peace journalists (NPJ) that also attended the event called on the adherence of different faith base organization in the country to embrace peace and harmony for the peace and stability of the country.

 

Olusola Akintonde

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