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Kaduna State CAN Chairman, Pastor Joseph Hayab. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State “grieving” amid Persistent Attacks, Killings

Mar 26, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have expressed sadness over persistent attacks and killings in the West African nation.

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Let 2022 By-Elections Reflect Nation “united in diversity”: Christian Leaders in Zimbabwe

Feb 13, 2022

Christian Leaders in Zimbabwe under the auspices of Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) are calling on the people of God in the Southern African nation to pray for the forthcoming by-elections to reflect a country “united in diversity.”

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Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Highlight Four Pillars of Successful Dialogue

Feb 12, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Lagos State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have highlighted four pillars, which they say are essential in interreligious dialogue.

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Church Leaders in Zambia Want Perpetrators of Violence at By-Election Prosecuted

Feb 10, 2022

Representatives of Church leaders in Zambia under the auspices of the Christian Churches Monitoring Group (CCMG) have expressed concern about the violence witnessed during the recently held Kabwata Constituency by-election.  

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Christian Leaders in Nigerian State Caution Security Agents against Undue Interference

Feb 4, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Gombe State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) have cautioned security agents against undue interference in their activities.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State Urge Immediate End to “new wave of killings”

Jan 27, 2022

Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are calling for an immediate end to the renewed cycle of killings, reportedly occasioned by the murder of a herder in the State. 

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Christian, Muslim Leaders in Mozambique Commit to Fight Extremism in New Declaration

Jan 10, 2022

Religious leaders who met in Mozambique’s city of Pemba have distanced themselves from extremists who kill in the name of religion in the country’s Cabo Delgado Province and vowed to unite in the fight against radicalism and violence in the embattled region.

Arlindo Cardinal Furtado, Bishop of Santiago Diocese, Cape Verde. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Christian Leaders in Cape Verde Concerned about Surge in COVID-19 Cases, Drug Abuse

Jan 8, 2022

Christian leaders in the Island nation of Cape Verde have expressed concern about the increase in reported cases of COVID-19 and those of drug abuse in the country.

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“School children abductions must be stopped from happening”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Jan 7, 2022

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria have called on the country’s government to ensure there is an end to cases of the abduction of school-going children in the West African nation this year. 

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Nigeria’s Christian Leaders to File “fresh suit” against Law Seeking to Control Churches

Dec 13, 2021

Representatives of Christian leaders in Nigeria are planning to sue the government afresh over the controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 that seeks to allow State authorities to control church operations.

The Chairman of the Plateau State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Fr. Polycarp Lubo. Credit: CAN

Attack on Jos Custodial Centre “unfortunate, frightening”: Christian Leaders in Nigeria

Dec 2, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria have condemned the recent attack on the Jos custodial center by yet to be identified gunmen terming the incident “sad, unfortunate and frightening.”

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Call for Stakeholder Dialogue to End Country’s Insecurity

Nov 20, 2021

Stemming security challenges in Nigeria will require an all-inclusive security dialogue with all stakeholders, Christian leaders in the West African country have said.

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South Sudan’s Christian Leaders Support Prosecution of Oil Tycoons Mentioned in War Crimes

Nov 19, 2021

The leadership of the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) has expressed support for the Swedish government’s decision to prosecute Lundin Energy Oil Company for aiding and abetting war crimes in the country two decades ago. 

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On International Day for Tolerance, Christian Leaders in Nigeria Urge Peaceful Living

Nov 17, 2021

On the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance marked Tuesday, November 16, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Nigerians to practice tolerance and live peacefully to promote national development.

Kaduna State CAN Chairman, Rev. Joseph Hayab. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Insecurity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State Growing “beyond our imagination”: Christian Leaders

Nov 14, 2021

The heightened level of insecurity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State is a cause for concern for members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the region who are saying the security crisis has gone “beyond our imagination.” 

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Bill to Regulate Christian Preaching in Nigeria “injurious” to Church: Christian Leaders

Nov 13, 2021

The proposed bill seeking to regulate preaching of Christianity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State is “injurious to the Church” and a deliberate attack on Christians in Nigeria, Christian leaders in the West African nation have said.

Members of the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) at a press conference in Harare in 2019. Credit: ZHOCD

Lift “all sanctions on Zimbabwe”, Christian Leaders Say, Urge “citizen-centered process”

Oct 30, 2021

There is need to lift “all sanctions on Zimbabwe” and to adopt a process that is “citizen-centered”, Christian leaders under the auspices of  Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) have said in a statement.  

Bishop Godfrey Onah of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka. Credit: Nsukka Diocese/Facebook

Christian Leaders Warn of Anarchy in Nigeria, Call for Amnesty to Country’s Separatists

Oct 16, 2021

Christian leaders of various denominations in South East Nigeria have expressed concern over increased insecurity and violence in the region, saying that part of the West African nation is descending “into anarchy”.

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Clamor for Secession in Nigeria “a problem of bad governance”: Christian Leaders

Oct 7, 2021

The push for secession from a section of Nigerians is a manifestation of “bad governance”, representatives of Christian leaders in the West African country have said.

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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Condemn Gender-based Violence, Call for “collective action”

Sep 12, 2021

Christian leaders in Nigeria have expressed their condemnation of gender-based violence and called for “collective action” to end the vice that seems to target women and girls.