The 2016 yearly anniversary of Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry ,Sabon-Tasha ,Kaduna was witnessed by hundreds of Muslim youth , scholars and Christians from different churches within Kaduna metropolis and neighboring states in northern Nigeria
The event ,which attracts Muslims from within and outside Kaduna is usually organized by the Church to celebrate and strengthen sustainable relationship,peace and harmony.
This year , which is 8th anniversary celebration is not different, as hundreds of citizens from 36 states of Nigerian including Muslims and other faith organization attended today’s church service aimed at promoting peaceful coexistence , religious Tolerance and better religious understanding.
Prominent among Muslims that the the anniversary service is Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani , a peace ambassador in Nigeria that was in the Church service with some of her friends and family members .
In remark , Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani said, “as the church celebrate its 8th year anniversary today,I decided to donate Gifts to the best church Choir member , the Band, children Choir and intercessory women of the ministry.
According to Hajiya Tijjani , who said the gesture is to strengthen love and unity, the visit to the church and places of worship, is to encourage togetherness irrespective of faith organization.
She also said it aimed at boosting mutual understanding and inter-religious dialogue between the followers of the two different Faiths “Because Both of us worship one God and we are from one family “Adam and Eve”.
Ramatu added that earlier this year February during international inter-fait week and Harmony “I donated 50 bibles to the church with a view to strengthening religious tolerance and mutual understanding in the state and the country at large .
“Both religions preach peace, harmony, forgiveness and tolerance and we all come from one family of Adam and Eve and so need to understand each another to make Nigeria great.”
She however , called for the creation of Institutes of Comparative Studies in the country so as to end all forms of ethno-religious ,political crisis bordering the country
She equally explained that comparative religious study is the branch of the study of religions that is concerned with the systematic comparison of the doctrines and practices of the world’s religions.
Ramatu stated that the creation for institutes of comparative studies will surely increase better understanding, religious tolerance, forgiveness, reduce blaspheming tendencies, and how to live in peace and harmony between Muslims and Christians and other religious adherents, in accordance with the teachings of the Holy books, and this will boost the activities of local and international interfaith activities across the 36 states of Nigeria.
She concluded her speech by saying that ,there are more than 6,000 religions in the world, most of which are very different from the literate Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), that many people think of when they hear the word “religion.”
Responding,Pastor Yohanna Buru who is the General overseer of the church expressed gratitude for the invited guests that came to honour the anniversary,stating , “Only God will bless you for the kind gestured and called on other churches , mosques and other worshippers around the world to immensely learn to live in peace and harmony”/
Buru also said that Muslims are not our enemies,rather they are our best friend,because both of all worship one God. “Allah”and we all believed live after death,
He then appelled for love,forgivessness,dialoques and peace to all Nigerians