Over 50 Christians and Muslims jointly organized, Ramadan Interfaith iftar break to strengthen peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance in Kaduna State.
The event which took place at Unguwan Rimi, Kaduna North LGA of Kaduna was organized by Conflict Mitigation and Management Regional Council (CMMRC), Community Peace Observers (CPO) in conjunction with the network of Peace journalists (NPJ) working to promote ethical values on peaceful conducts among the diverse ethnic and religious groups on the need to embrace Peace and by serving as Ambassadors of Unity in their various localities on the CIPP Program in the State.
According to Mr Samson Auta, the coordinator of the Community Peace Action Network (CPAN), of the Interfaith Mediation Centre (IMC) Kaduna State, the aim of coming together is to join their Muslims brothers in Breaking Ramadan fast in Unguwar Rimi community in Kaduna North LGA.
The gathering was also to emphasize on the importance of strengthening peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance among the adherence of different faith groups and organizations in the State.
Top Islamic and Christian Scholars, women organizations, youth groups and traditional titled holders and security personnel attended the occasion.
Mr Samson said, the Ramadan – Iftar provides a golden opportunity for self reflection, devotion to the Maker of all mankind and serve as a means for both Christians and Muslims to interact, dialogue and exchange goodwill messages of Peace and unity in the country.
He observed that this year’s Ramadan season comes amidst high cost of food stuffs in markets, general scarcity of Naira notes and climatic warm conditions due to climate change related phenomenon.
He however expressed happiness over the just concluded 2023 general elections in the State, which shows people aspiration towards peace and in promoting peaceful conducts before, during and after the elections.
He further appealed to the teaming youth groups in Kaduna State and across the country to shun all forms of violence and embrace Peace as a sustaining factor for development.