Religious conflict in northern nigeria has led to muslims and christians leading increasingly segregated lives christian youth leader obadiah diji tells the bbc. Ethnic and religious crises in nigeria a specific analysis upon identities (1999-2013) by haldun í‡ancä± opeyemi adedoyin odukoya 29 aug 2016 abstract today, africa is laced with some of the most obstinate conflicts, most of them constructed from differences in religious and ethnic identities religious and ethnic nationalism has led to conflicts. Religious conflict in nigeria goes as far back as 1953, and in the case of the town of tafawa balewa, to 1948 the igbo massacre of 1966 in the north that followed the counter-coup of the same year had as a dual cause the igbo officers' coup and pre-existing (sectarian) tensions between the igbos and the local muslims this was a. Nigeria: the southeastern a strong common culture religion language history etc a popular national hero gandhi in india former pres kenyatta of kenya a common outside threat colonialism a historical enemy irredentism definition a policy of cultural extension and potential political expansion aimed at a national group living in. On this episode of inside story we ask: how dangerous is the religious and political divide in nigeria and what is the solution to this ongoing conflict joining the discussion, with presenter nick clark, are guests: darren kew. Nigeria: inter-religious and cultural approach to conflict management tweet share google+ comment email more opinion by olu obafemi pastor wuye and imman ashafa had both been participants as youth leaders in the violent clashes between their communities, and they had both sustained injuries during these conflicts. This article seeks to understand the impact of religious diversity on religious tolerance in developing countries and draws lessons from the case of nigeria religious diversity has appeared to prompt religious intolerance in nigeria when we view the country from a distance however, this article reveals important subnational variation using original. Violent conflict in nigeria, like other parts of the world, has created a rift in human relations, among many other effects conflict is inevitable as long as we live together, especially in a multi-ethnic, cultural and religious community.
Its ethnic, religious and cultural diversity with christian and islamic values sometimes inter-mixing with traditional values, provides a veritable ground for differences that, if not properly mediated, could easily lead to violence however, kaduna town differs from most old cities of northern nigeria, such as zaria, sokoto, and kano where “indigenous. Ethnic politics and social conflicts: factors in nigeria’s underdevelopment peter o •kalejaiye• nurudeen alliyu abstract although nigeria is blessed with abundant natural and human resources, yet the country remains underdeveloped in line with this, consensus is emerging that ethnic politics and social conflicts. A chronology of key events in the history of nigeria from its earliest civilisations to the present day.
Conflicts between african traditional religion and christianity in eastern nigeria: the igbo example. Electoral politics and religious strife in nigeria submitted by martin w lewis on may 5, 2011 – 3:36 pm | tweet for the past week, geocurrents has demonstrated that the conflict in ivory coast cannot be reduced to a simple north/south, muslim/christian split this kind of broad cleavage is more apparent in nigeria, as shown by its recent election but even in nigeria. 1 religious, cultural and peace education: panacea to conflict crisis in nigeria by ephraim atule anyam department of christian religious studies.
Nigeria's population of more than 149 million people is made up of over 250 ethnic groups it is also split along religious lines with muslims making up about 50 per cent of the population, christians 40 per cent and the remaining 10 per cent registered as professing indigenous beliefs religious. Death, oil and religion: the origins of conflict in nigeria run deep.
Uzo-fin 7/3/2004 2:03 pm 651 religious pluralism, cultural differences, and social stability in nigeria rose c uzoma∗ religion, despite its concern with the spiritual, affects us socially.
Chapter 13 - religion, culture and conflict printer friendly chapter introduction of the forces shaping the geography of culture, language and religion are two of the most powerful, but as a divisive force religion plays a more prominent role people may speak the same language but have quite different beliefs either as. Influence of yoruba culture in christian religious worship by odejobi cecilia omobola institute of education, faculty of education, obafemi awolowo university, ile-ife, osun state, nigeria abstract religion is the strongest element in african culture and exerts great influence upon the conduct of the african people religion is closely. Politics for god: religion, politics and conflict in democratic nigeria by hakeem onapajo [email protected] phd candidate, school of politics, university of. Nigeria’s religious and cultural conflict by ike chidi ethnic conflict has scared nigeria dating back to the slave trade and is still apparent today the clash between muslims and christians throughout the nigerian state has brought about concern on how stable a nation nigeria is recently, the country of 126 million has seen a dramatic.
Summary: a symposium on religious conflict in nigeria may 8, 2007 nigeria is the largest country in the world with an evenly split population of christians. 1 the role of religion in african conflicts: the cases of nigeria and sudan chapter 1: introduction 11 introduction religion is a controversial issue in world affairs. Thus from the very beginning, religious and political conflict were overlapping and in the middle belt across the center of nigeria, the muslims were herders and the christians were farmers, which led to the kind of conflicts that americans saw between farmers and cattle ranchers in the old west climate change is adding to the conflict, pushing the. Causes of conflict in nigeria and ways of resolving them topics: ethnic group cultural relativity: the root of cause conflict in nigeria nigeria is a multicultural nation with over 250 ethnic groups human beings are product of culture culture has made people what they are culture is the totality of experience of people in a given environment culture.