Caminniamo Insieme II (Walking Together) is a bilateral dialogue opportunity for Christian and Muslim religious leaders to come together, with the intention of fostering friendship in Malumfashi and its surrounding towns. This area which is part of Sokoto diocese Nigeria has a history of religiously motivated violence. The 2022 Conference was a follow up of 2021 Conference to access the fruit of the 2021 Conference which participants requested for a follow up.
The highlight of the project was a friendly visit of Shia Muslims to some churches during the Christmas of 2021 which is one of the fruits of the 2021 conference.
“The fact that this Conference generated a lot of discussion on the social media, shows how important this kind of events goes in generating the discussion about religious intolerance” – Stephen Ojapah, the Director of IRD & Ecumenism of Sokoto diocese
“Events like this contribute to making the work of security agents less cumbersome. The need for dialogue as a panacea for incessant religiously motivated violence that has made the work of policemen and women within that area very difficult” – Conference speaker
“We received reports that some Muslim groups (Shia Muslims) had visited some churches to celebrate Christmas festivities: one of the fruits of the 2021 conference. This demonstrates that initiatives like this can contribute to the buidling of peaceful coexistence” – Richard Gokum, Program organizer
- 100+ Christian and Muslim participants
- 5 speakers
- 3 areas of Sokoto Diocese represented