25th December, 2022
INTERFAITH INTERACTION WILL BOOST PEACE – MURIC
An Islamic human rights association, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has called for greater interfaith interaction in order to boost the prospects of enduring peace in Nigeria.
The call was made on Christmas day, Sunday, 25th December, 2022 in a Christmas message signed by the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola.
He said :
“We felicitate with our Christian neighbours as they mark Christmas today, Sunday, 25th December, 2022.
“We call for greater interfaith interaction among the different religious groups in the country. We have no doubt that increased interaction will engender better understanding which will eventually lead to more tolerance of one another’s ways of life. The ultimate is lasting peace and that is what we need in this country today more than anything else.
“It is certain that we cannot achieve anything without peace. We need peace and security for political stability, economic progress, educational development and technological breakthrough. Greater interfaith interaction will build bridges and eliminate mutual suspicion.
“Religious clerics and leaders should therefore encourage their followers to interact more with people of other creeds. Imams and pastors should preach and practice love, tolerance and forgiveness.”
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)