Working for Peace in Northern Nigeria
Ridley Hall’s Principal hosted a dinner at Lambeth Palace on 24 January for Christian and Muslim campus leaders from Northern Nigeria, the concluding event in a six-day workshop run by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.
Encouraging Christian and Muslim campus leaders from Northern Nigeria to work for peace
Academic staff and students were able to explore and develop counters to key theological narratives which lead to prejudice, extremism and conflict in Nigeria, with a particular focus on the forthcoming elections. They were also equipped to conduct conflict assessment, conflict transformation, dialogue and strategic communications.
The workshop was organised in association with Lambeth Palace and St Michael’s House, Coventry Cathedral. Canon Andrew Norman, Principal of Ridley Hall, hosted the dinner as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representative. Participants were presented with a certificate and a copy of their pledge to work for peace by Canon Norman and by Jeremy Sinclair, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, and returned to Nigeria having developed comprehensive and innovative action plans for implementation on their respective campuses.