Religious leaders under the aegis of Interfaith Initiative for Peace (IIP) on Friday in Abuja appealed to the abductors of Leah Sharibu to release the girl and abandon their threat of executing her. The leaders made the appeal on the sideline of a Peace conference organised by IIP towards the 2019 general elections.
Two leaders of the struggle against sexual violence in war have won this year’s Nobel peace prize, a choice that will hearten campaigners fighting for greater recognition of a grave but long-neglected problem, and may also bring hope to victims worldwide that their suffering has at last been recognised. The Norwegian Nobel committee said that Denis Mukwege, a doctor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nadia Murad, a 25-year-old Yazidi activist, had been awarded the prize “for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”.
Lutheran Bishop Amos Elisha Gaya visited Hungary as part of a Leadership Exchange programme organised by the Lutheran World Federation, with the goal of ”exchanging knowledge and sharing the way faith is expressed.” His visit followed the recent visit of Hungarian Lutheran Bishop Tamás Fabinyi to Nigeria. In our interview, we asked him about his experience, about Boko Haram and the sufferings that Christians have to endure in Nigeria.
Washington D.C. – Egypt’s Christians have received a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, in what is believed to be the first time an ethno-religious group has received the nomination. They were nominated because of their refusal to retaliate against the violent persecution which targets them because of their Christian faith.