RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE IN MULTI-FAITH NIGERIA: ROLE OF THE CHURCH MEDIA

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Abstract


Abstract

This paper attempts to discuss the role of church media in resolving religious violence in Nigeria. It first of all defines key terms used in this paper. The paper makes an overview of religious violence in multi-faith Nigeria. The paper also examines the Christian and Muslim teachings on violence. Furthermore, the paper treats peace as a basis for resolving religious violence in Nigeria. Finally, the paper highlights the role of church media in eradicating religious violence in Nigeria. The paper utilized multi-disciplinary method in gathering information. Findings during the study revealed that religious violence is pervasive and prevalence in Nigerian society. The paper recommends among others, that inter-religious dialogue and religious education should be encouraged by leadership of Nigeria to bread the existing gab between adherents of various religions in the country.


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