World Peace Day: Global Peace Foundation calls for religious Tolerance
By Mohammad Ibrahim
(Kaduna) As the world commemorates 2016 International day of Peace, a Non-Governmental Organization “Global Peace Foundation Nigeria” called on opinion and religious leaders to champion the cause of tolerance, respect and understanding amongst their faithful, towards achieving a peaceful society.
In a statement by the Northern Co-coordinators of Global Foundation, Reverend John Joseph Hayab and Sheikh Halliru Maraya said this year’s theme “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace” was timely, considering the importance of the Peace to societal growth and development.
They called on Nigerians to build bridges of peace amongst the diverse ethnic and religious differences in the country. According to the statement, it is high time for Nigerians and mankind to put aside their differences and to realize that, they are all created by God and are ancestrally descendants of Adam and Eve which make them members of One Family under God.
The statement which was signed by the Media and Communications Officer of the Foundation, Richard Pius Garba also advised the Federal and State Governments to give priority to the security of lives and properties of the people.Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world, on 21st September, to strengthen the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.