Abuja, 04 June, 2021 / 7:23 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria has urged the people of God belonging to various religions in the West African nation to avoid unhealthy competition that he says could result in forceful Islamization and Christianization in the country.
In his Sunday, May 30 homily at St. Patrick’s Karshi Parish of Abuja Archdiocese, which is situated on the border with Lafia Diocese, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama urged the people to acknowledge their common origin and to appreciate their religious diversity.
“Some of us believe that there is a separate God for the Christians and a different God for Muslims, and a different one for Buddhists, another for Hindus, and so on. Looking however at the perfect harmony, the arrangement of times and seasons, the creation of the over 7 billion human beings on earth with unique but similar features point to the reality that there is one who stirs the affairs of the universe but remains unmoved; one who changes things but remains unchanged,” Archbishop Kaigama said.
He warned that the situation where people think a different God made the Muslims and another one made the Christians leads them to be “inevitably” less charitable towards one another.
The situation, the Nigerian Archbishop explained, leads to unhealthy competition, superiority complex and aggression.