Until groups that kill other citizens and cause unrest receive adequate punishments for their crime, to serve as deterrent to other groups this unprovoked attacks and killings will continue. And this situation provokes political tensions and cleavages among the ethnic groups. The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others. The struggle between religious groups in Nigeria started in the middle of the 20th century. The amalgamation was an act of colonial convenience. This makes minority religions receive more of a voice than they would if they were only counted by heads. You cannot remove extremism without changing the culture.
It shall also focus largely on secondary materials which are textbook, journals, newspaper, online materials. Probably more important is the size of the geographic area affected, which is so large that military can do little. It is not our aim to define a new religion that will compete with or replace other religions. They preyed on minority tribes, such as the Barome, who practiced traditional religion at the time. From our analysis, it is evident that with education the human mind could be more liberally and positively engaged.
A few hundred yards away, students and teachers at an Augustinian monastery were also sorting through wreckage. These structures are perceived as incompatible with modernity and its pluralist values…17. A number of uprisings and concomitant mayhem have been reported since 1999 and have resulted in the loss of thousands of lives and the destruction of property. Others, such as Zazzau, had lost control over areas they formerly claimed, and their authority may be waning. This knitted relationship between these basic social elements in the north makes it difficult to establish a distinction between the three. We have now seen that religious conflict is caused by a particular approach to religion.
This calls for religions dialogue among the religions involved. It is therefore important that both religions must see themselves as human regardless of the belief and their knowledge. A survey conducted in Nigeria by Lewis and Bratton found that almost half of Nigerians 48. Furthermore, there would be financial constraint which would serve as a limitation. The diversity in the scientific findings and literature was probably caused by researchers focusing on different groups in Nigeria. Religious and ethnic nationalism has led to conflicts about control of state power, unequal allocation of resources, citizenship issues, state collapse, economic decline and ethno-religious clashes.
Fifty-two year old Nancy Martin talked about how taking responsibility averted a major falling-out with her husband. On the other hand, Christianity has also been deeply affected by the concept of holy war. Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, 13 3 , pp. The army has been patrolling the streets, with reinforcements from central Nigeria and Lagos brought in. The fact that religion and politics are deeply interwoven in Nigeria is exemplified from the Islamic religion such at Igboin stated that: When one observes the trend of these actual and attempted attacks, it is noticeable that… Muslim people are involved and that Islam as a religion has received a negative public image leading to islamophobia, radicalization of the religion and a reinforced, deliberated or in advertent interest in the debate on the symbolizes between religion and politics…16 However, it is crystal that the most religion that has caused conflict is nothing more than Islam. Every man, woman and child in Nigeria, he said, should own and know how to use a gun. Our aim is to provide daily living guide for Nigerians and her friends.
To have a religious conflict re … quires one party to wish to impose a religious belief on a different party such as the Thirty Years War or the Islamic Conquest of Iberia. Tell magazine, 26 September 2011. But is belief the only thing embedded in religion? Based on this, to say that Favoritism produces a corrupt and an inept leader is true. In a nutshell, it should be noted that religion is multi-dimensional and therefore, cannot be pinned down into a definition. The solution to this danger lies in Education and a philosophy of education that will recover the very head, the heart and hand of the very people that champion this conflict and redirect them toward reinventing their understanding and conception of religion, while locating the role of man in natural design. The north as a people does not have a culture that is different from religion.
However, all written above has not defined what religious conflict is but has only given us an introduction to what the researcher tends to discuss. This combination will help the country to check and eradicate those vices that tend to retard and inhibit the development of the country. Also, it was man that provided names for virtually everything both in the garden and on earth. So also on December 1990, in Kano where there was a riots by maitatsine sect, where 4,177 people died and extensive properties were destroyed. Tolerance and tension: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
If it is, then what do we mean by delusion? In conflicts of this nature occurring along the convergence of ethnic and religious lines, it is often very difficult to tell the differences between religious and ethnic crises because the dividing line between them is slimmer than thin. As much as possible, religion should not be subject of campaign during elections. Inter-religious conflicts Inter-religious conflicts in Nigeria form part of the dynamics of identity politics. What caused this religious conflict in Nigeria? The northern masses have been deprived of education by the ruling elites. Religion and NationalUnity, Ibadan University Press, 1988. In Kaduna in February-May 2000 over 1,000 people died in rioting over the introduction of criminal Shar'ia in the State. European Journal of Social Sciences, 2010, 13 3 , Pp.
The perverse manifestation of civil society: Evidence from Nigeria. However, this does not necessarily explain or construe the religious nature of man. From this, we can see that no meaningful development can take place without peace, a sound and appropriate philosophy of education because it is from here that we derive the aims of knowledge, skills and attitude. The crises caused violent ripple effects that spread beyond Kaduna and Jos Enukora 2005:633. But we must understand that the basis for a religious conflict is one to different ideologies, beliefs, values etc. Accessed July 23, 2014 13. We must develop and promote a new level of awareness which makes people everywhere realize that it is time to move beyond religious conflict.
It is as a result of the above problem or issue that calls for religious dialogue to eradicate such preconceived conceptions and notions and also to put an end to killing and destruction of various properties. This was what Dawkins tried to explain when he elucidated that, Imagine … a world with no religion. Boko Haram was founded in 2002 by Muhammad Yusuf. However, the importance of the conflict in the North comes from its global origin. Nigeria, in view, is a country blessed with vast geographical landmarks, a nation with vast ethnic groups and many dialects with major languages, English, Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa. With Essencism as a philosophy of education, a new culture and character that reflects the totality of man as a person that lives in peace with one another while preserving life, and Nigerians will not be cajoled into pursuing a religion and activities that will be detrimental to the sanctify of human life and destructive of natural law or principles.