NIGERIA: Blessed peacemakers
Life in central Nigeria has been tense and troubled since the turn of the century, with an estimated 14,000 people dying in communal violence.
The blood-letting is often characterised as clashes between Muslims and Christians, although there are underlying tribal and land right issues at play. Invariably those who suffer the most are women and children.
In the central city of Jos, we’re supporting our partner, Scripture Union West Africa (SUWA), to train Christian and Muslim religious leaders in resolving conflict.
Christian and Muslim young people are often drawn into violence, so they’re being targeted by the training, with some people selected to be peace ambassadors.