PFN Organizes Inter-Faith Dialogue In Search Of Peace

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria in conjunction with the Centre for Multi-Religious Dialogue, in a bid to calm frayed nerves occasioned by the increasing wave of religious crisis and intolerance, recently organized an inter-faith dialogue to stem the tide.

The Christian-Moslem dialogue under the topic ‘’Which Way to Eternal Life’’ and moderated by Pastor Nureni Alabi was held at Decross Gospel Mission, Agege, owned by revered Juju musician and evangelist, Prof. Ebenezer Fabiyi Obey.

Chairman of the occasion, Bishop Praise Oliver in his opening speech enjoined both religious faithful to see themselves as one body created and guided by one God, hence there is no need to quarrel or fight one another.

The purpose and objective of the inter-faith dialogue, the organizers explained include; to educate all and sundry that dialogue is a command in both the Bible and Koran; the only alternative to violence and a platform for promoting friendship and peaceful co-existence between adherents of opposing faiths.

Adding that dialogue is equally an instrument for social security and political stability; ideal for research and investigation into the truth and finally handy for preaching the message of salvation, the conveners enjoined Christian and Muslim leaders to support the programme.

‘’Governments at all levels, politicians and entrepreneurs of all sectors should support inter-faith dialogue. This way, the message of peace and love will be embraced by both faiths,’’ they said.

Father of the Day, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi who was unavoidably absent, was represented by Pastor Robert Adeagbo with Rev (Dr) Julius Odofin, and Dr Adam Shaba as dignitaries on the Christian side while Alhaji M.A Balaji Akewukewe, Imam Isiaq Aderigbibe and Ustaz Jamiu Adegunwa were the Muslim’s top notch.

 In the same vein, while Evangelist Isang Udo-Akagha stood as the Christian Preacher, Mallam Muhammad Danjuma Manga represented Ustaz Abdul Ganiu Salaudeen for the same purpose on behalf of the Muslims.

The event which was massively-attended saw both religious preachers go down memory lane on the topical issue and received a loud ovation for laying a solid foundation that nipped the incessant misunderstanding and crisis over which religion that is superior to the other.     

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