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JACOB KWASHI: More Anglicans Die at Hands of Boko Haram than all Christians in Middle East
‘Yes. We got to know the ones in the diocese of Damaturu in Yobe state. Today Damaturu is virtually gone. We only have one surviving church where there once over 47 thriving churches. They have all been destroyed, and the people have either left, been killed, homes destroyed, or simply gone no one knows where. The bishop of Damaturu is now living in Jos with my brother. The diocese once had 250,000 people, Boko Haram has killed thousands, and married off the women they have captured. Recently, the army rescued 150 women and children.’ READ FULL INTERVIEW
A DANGEROUS RELIGIOUS BILL TO BE OUT IN KADUNA STATE
El Rufai now wants to amend this bill so as to pull in the power to curb public preaching, perhaps in a bid to curb any more out break of religious violence. But what this bill will ensure is the outbreak of yet another phase of violence.
If the bill that was enacted since 1984 did not curb the violence, what El Rufai should be looking at is empowering the security agencies within his state to root out radical Islamists and to have the political will to prosecute them. READ FULL TEXT
DEACONESS SUSAN ESSAM HONOURED BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
Awarded to Deaconess Susan C. Essam for her contribution to Theological Education by Extension in Nigeria. In December 1983 Susan moved to Jos, in Nigeria, and for eight years travelled widely, teaching, preaching, writing in diocesan publications and leading TEE. She then moved to become the Rt. Revd Dr Benjamin A Kwashi’s Administrative Chaplain and, in spite of much unrest and clashes between Christians and Muslims (over 1000 died in Jos in 2001 when the city erupted into a violence which has continued over the years) she was involved in many aspects of church life. READ MORE
From Brussels to Jos – A lesson in Countering Terrorism