Intolerance and hatred among the religious groups in nigeria today the danger posed by religion has assumed a frightening dimension under which no meaningful development can endure. The meanings of religious intolerance and religious tolerance are closely tied together unfortunately, the latter has two distinct meanings: unfortunately, the latter has two distinct meanings: religious and social conservatives often interpret the phrase as related to a persons beliefs about other people's different religious beliefs. Religious intolerance, is when a group (eg, a society, religious group, non-religious group) specifically refuses to tolerate practices, persons or beliefs on religious grounds this is an unwillingness to accept different religious beliefs. Several legal instruments promote the sanctity of human life and right to freedom of religion section 33 (1) of the nigeria constitution stipulates that “every person has a right to life, and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in the execution of of the sentence of a court in respect of [. By margee ensign if you think the title of this story is “religious intolerance” in nigeria then you have been swayed by recent stories from the international media.
The rise in unprovoked attacks on christians amid failure by the security agents to prosecute perpetrators is creating tension in the country, fisayo falodi writes freedom of worship and. When you close your eyes and ears to all the distractions of society, business, sports, religion, family etc, then you will discover that there are voices you can only hear when you plug (block) your ears and there are visions you can only see when your shut your eyes. A deep reflection on religious intolerance in nigeria will reveal that the problem is deeply rooted in the north and this is the part of the country where the illiteracy rate is the highest again,the north, which is predominantly moslem see everything with the spectacle of religion.
With the economic collapse in nigeria, leading to unemployment and low and poor standard of living, the youths in the north turned to radical islam consequently, the izala movement became the natural choice. 2013 education and religious intolerance in nigeria: the need for essencism as a philosophy barrister samuel asuquo ekanem, phd department of educational foundations and administration faculty of education, cross river university of technology, calabar – nigeria. Governments and religious bodies in nigeria should deliberately avoid and discourage acts capable of hurting religious sentiments, and intensify efforts to encourage tolerance.
Religious intolerance, rather, is when a group (eg, a society, religious group, non-religious group) specifically refuses to tolerate practices, persons or beliefs on religious grounds historical perspectives [ edit . Religious crisis in nigeria did not start over-night but has its roots in a systematic islamic expansionist agenda for the nation nigerian christians should not assume that the current wave of persecution of christians in the northern parts of the country is an abnormality or an aberration in the pages of the nation’s history. In the speech, he addressed nigeria’s challenges in attaining nationhood the causes of conflicts in the nigerian polity, and the potentialities of democracy as a viable tool for good governance as well as a proposal on a way forward towards religious harmony and tolerance in the country. Religious intolerance in algeria sponsored link other essays in this series discuss government repression of religious groups the situation in algeria is different.
Event that triggered the sharia debate in the 1988 constituent assembly was the issue of nigeria becoming a member of the oic 1986 the nigerian membership of the oic revealed through the press came as a rude shock to the nigerian population. Religious conflicts in nigeria: issues and solutions chapter one: general introduction 10 introduction many will attest to it that the jos crisis vividly exemplifies or by locus classicus describes a rancorous experience against religious intolerance. The role of electronic media in the crusade against religious intolerance in nigeria chapter one introduction 11 background of the study since primordial times the major concern of man has been self preservation. Nigeria, christianity and islam, is more or less stories of conflicts in view of the above, some salient points should be borne in mind while discussing the issue of religious conflict and tolerance in multi-faith. H1: the nigeria electronic media had made positive impact on the crusade against religious intolerance hypothesis two ho: the activities of the nigeria electronic media had not induced tolerance among religious groups.
Nigeria, if a religious conflict starts anywhere, the igbo man will in one way or the other be made to bear an extra portion of the brunt of the conflict if he manages to escape alive, his petrol station. An instance is what happened during the launch of the islamic code in kano, a group of american businessmen were forced to cancel a programme visit to nigeria for fear of violence and insecurity. Sierra leone is one of the most religious and tribally tolerant countries in the sub-region in this small west african state, members of the two main religions, islam and christianity tolerably interact in work places, in academic institutions and at the community level this interaction is so cosy. Editor’s note: religion and religious fanaticism poses a threat to the existence of nigeria as a nationthe killing of a pastor's wife named mrs eunice elisha has called for a new dialogue on the issue of crimes committed in the name of religion.
Religious intolerance, including of course, religious terrorism this seems to be threatening nigeria’s unity, inter-faith harmony and national cohesion across the board. A deep reflection on religious intolerance in nigeria will reveal that the problem is deeply rooted in the north, and this is the part of the country where the illiteracy rate is the highest again,the north, which is predominantly moslem see everything with the spectacle of religion. Religious intolerance in nigeria: an abuse of human rights anthonia bolanle ojo, ssma more than before, contemporary nigerian society has been beset with religious conflicts that have threatened to tear the fabric of the country’s unity.
1 religious intolerance: the bane of peace, education and economic development in northern nigeria by jurji nengak gomos department of sociology. The role of electronic media in the crusade against religious intolerance in nigeria since primordial times the major concern of man has been self preservation he desire above all things security, that is a feeling of well being, contentment and being at peace with nature (tukur 200. Opinion by margee ensign if you think the title of this story is religious intolerance in nigeria then you have been swayed by recent stories from the international media.