Abuja, 16 May, 2022 / 10:20 am (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja in Nigeria has underscored the value of dialogue as the most appropriate pathway to achieving “justice and fairness to all” in the face of violent conflicts.
In his keynote address during the Maiden Edition of an International Conference on Interreligious Dialogue at Veritas University Nigeria, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama said that peace is achieve “on the table of dialogue”, and not on the battlefield.
“Nigeria with its history of misunderstanding, uncertainties and deliberate attempts to distort history, facts about population, everyone playing the victim, must see genuine dialogue as condition sine qua non,” Archbishop Kaigama said during his address on Thursday, May 12.
The Nigerian Catholic Archbishop said, “Dialogue is incumbent on us for justice and fairness to all. We all know that peace is never achieved on a battlefield but on the table of dialogue.”
He added, “When the battle is over, we return to the table of discussion. So why not avoid the former and go directly to the latter. It saves time, energy, lives, and resources.”