Ethno-religious conflicts in nigeria: Revisited

Tijjani Ahmed Mohammed, Mohd Nasir Omar, Ibrahim Abu Bakar

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    This paper examines the potentials of religion as an instrument of justice, development, harmony and peace. The theme will be approached from philosophical and theological perspectives. Given the nature of religion and beliefs and the attitudes share by the different religions what contribution could religion make to the cause of peace. Why, inspite of this, has religion sometimes served the cause of conflicts and wars rather than peace. Applying these general observations to the Nigerian situation, how could the major religions in Nigeria contribute toward minimizing the dangers of conflicts and promote the cause of peace. This revelation is very important in the general process of achieving sustainable development in the society. Hence religion should be seen as an instrument of promoting and regulating inter-ethnic or community relations if the stakeholders managing its operations work towards such goals-promoting peace and harmonious co-existence of communities in a given spatial location.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2113-2117
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Applied Sciences Research
    Volume8
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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    Religion
    Nigeria
    Peace
    Causes
    Danger
    Justice
    Coexistence
    Harmony
    Revelation
    Stakeholders
    Interethnic Relations
    Community Relations
    Sustainable Development

    Keywords

    • Conflicts
    • Development
    • Ethnic
    • Nigeria
    • Peace
    • Religion

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    • General

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    Mohammed, T. A., Omar, M. N., & Bakar, I. A. (2012). Ethno-religious conflicts in nigeria: Revisited. Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 8(4), 2113-2117.

    Ethno-religious conflicts in nigeria : Revisited. / Mohammed, Tijjani Ahmed; Omar, Mohd Nasir; Bakar, Ibrahim Abu.

    In: Journal of Applied Sciences Research, Vol. 8, No. 4, 04.2012, p. 2113-2117.

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    Mohammed, TA, Omar, MN & Bakar, IA 2012, 'Ethno-religious conflicts in nigeria: Revisited', Journal of Applied Sciences Research, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 2113-2117.
    Mohammed TA, Omar MN, Bakar IA. Ethno-religious conflicts in nigeria: Revisited. Journal of Applied Sciences Research. 2012 Apr;8(4):2113-2117.
    Mohammed, Tijjani Ahmed ; Omar, Mohd Nasir ; Bakar, Ibrahim Abu. / Ethno-religious conflicts in nigeria : Revisited. In: Journal of Applied Sciences Research. 2012 ; Vol. 8, No. 4. pp. 2113-2117.
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