UN Friendship Day: Christian cleric preaches religious tolerance, meets Imams, others in Kaduna

Pastor Yohanna Buru, the General Overseer, Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry, Kaduna, urged Christians and Muslims to  forgive and accommodate one another.

The cleric made the call when he led a delegation of members on a friendly to some Muslim  clerics Kaduna, commemoration of  the United Nation International Friendship Day.

Buru said that the aim of celebrating the day was to promote relationship  world-wide, irrespective of religious, ethnic, tribal and  cultural background.

He noted that the meeting had become necessary to strengthen Muslims and Christian relationship that would enduring peace to flourish the state.

Buru, who had been on peace and reconciliation campaign over the week, said that interacting and dialoguing would promoting peace and unity.

He stressed the need for clerics to sensitise their followers on the importance of tolerance, forgiveness and accommodation of one another.

According to him, the world is facing many challenges, some of which are poverty, violence, and rights abuses,adding that these challenges undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among people.

He added that 19 pandemic and high cost of foodstuff the country, coupled with kidnapping and banditry activities, had affected peace and stability the country.

“The root causes of the challenges must be addressed by promoting and defending a shared spirit of solidarity that many forms, the simplest of which is friendship,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the theme of the year’s International Friendship Day 2021 is “Sharing the Spirit Through  Friendship”. (NAN)