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Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace Launches Interfaith Code of Conduct
Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) and its partner KAICIID are bringing key religious leaders, civil society, policy actors, media etc. to the public launch of the Interfaith Code of Conduct as a resource to be used to foster religious harmony and peacebuilding in Nigeria and beyond.
Nigeria is one of the leading hotbeds of religious conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa. The spates of religiously motivated violence have occurred in many parts of Nigeria with devastating consequences, including the polarization of socio-economic, political and educational sectors.
In Nigeria, certain constant factors breed and nurture religious violence with obvious consequences on the stability order of the citizens and the country. The result of these conflicts results in large-scale perceived marginalization, physical displacement and forced relocation of individuals, families, and groups.
Religious communities and leaders often do not have the right resources and tools to work across dividing lines to understand cultural diversity and promote peace. The IDFP therefore, sees the immense potential that a resource such as an Interfaith Code of Conduct for peacebuilding can have for the long-term stability and collaborative problem-solving in the country. The CoC was developed following a series of consultations, workshops, review meetings etc. Review and Validation Workshop of the Joint Interfaith Code of Conduct for Peacebuilding in Nigeria and incorporates key messages and quotations from the Christian and Muslim Holy texts that support and guide interfaith relations, collaboration, and peacebuilding in Nigeria and beyond.