Religious cleavage: there is tension between the 2 main religious groups in nigeria: islam (50%) and christianity (40%) religions influence on law making causes conflict between the groups as the north is illegally under shari'a law. Understanding nigeria's raging christian-muslim conflict where there tends to be religious conflict in nigeria is when ethnic, religious and economic boundaries. Religious elites and conflict: a paradox within this literature, there is also a keen appreciation of the extensive role of elites - from analyses of how elites play the communal card 4 to evaluation of the horizontal linkages between cultural, economic, and. An overview of conflict issues and political problems in nigeria, as well as profiles of the work of local conflict resolution organisations culture, media. Here are five causes of conflict in nigeria: 1 religious intolerance has been a source of prolonged and conflagrated conflict particularly between christians and.
Can we resolve religious conflicts we might therefore consider whether a religious culture based on elements that destroy love is really what god wants to see. So what is nigeria's third conflict and what sustains it since independence from british rule in 1960, but increased competition for land has exacerbated old ethnic and religious tensions. One of the most important findings of cross-cultural conflict resolution research is that religion is a perennial and perhaps inevitable factor in both conflict and conflict resolution.
The social dynamics of nigeria's boko haram insurgency: fresh insights from the social identity theory relationship between religion in nigeria as a force of. Religious violence in nigeria refers to christian-muslim strife in religious conflict between muslims and christians has erupted several times since 2000. Nigeria: five things to know about religious violence the combatants also divide along ethnic and cultural lines, and grievances often have little to do with religion boko haram nigeria. Religious tensions in nigeria thus from the very beginning, religious and political conflict were overlapping and in the middle belt across the center of nigeria, the muslims were herders. 5 devastating religious conflicts in africa that will make you question all you thought about religion despite the religious and cultural differences, the british and arab-egyptian.
Violent conflict in nigeria, like other parts of the world, has created a rift in human relations, among many other effects conflict is inevitable as long as we live together, especially in a multi-ethnic, cultural and religious community. Conflict & justice culture & society untangling ethnic and religious violence in nigeria's 'middle belt' says ideological differences are not behind the conflict in many parts of. Analysis of the drivers, dynamics and sources of ethno-religious conflict in nigeria culture, religion, values, and other belief systems and factors. What are the basic religion in nigeria, there are basically two major nigerian religions, christianity and the islamic religion, although nigeria religion extends to. This very colonial classification formed the basis for understanding nigeria's historical ethno-regional politics, cultural and religious conflict, and socio-political, moral and ethical problems which we are currently passing through as a nation and also in miniature, kaduna state.
Nigeria took a stand in support of justice for grave crimes at the international criminal court (icc) during the african union's (au) july summit in kigali, rwanda. Nigeria's religious and cultural conflict by ike chidi ethnic conflict has scared nigeria dating back to the slave trade and is still apparent today the clash. Conflicts between african traditional religion and christianity in eastern nigeria: the igbo example department of religion and cultural peace and conflict in. 1 religious, cultural and peace education: panacea to conflict crisis in nigeria by ephraim atule anyam department of christian religious studies.
Ethnic and religious conflicts in india cultural survival envisions a future that respects and honors indigenous peoples' inherent rights and dynamic cultures. Since 1982, nigeria has experienced more than ten large scale ethnic or religious riots in its major cities these violent clashes have wreaked economic, political, and social havoc caused an enormous number of deaths and injuries and posed serious obstacles to nigeria's sociopolitical development as well as retarded efforts at nation-building. View conflict in nigeria in a larger map cultural concepts of political legitimacy, the rule of law and rights to land, differ markedly, resulting in a pluralistic state with few shared values.