The Imam and the Pastor

Posted: January 5, 2012 in Inter-faith, Peace, Society
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In the 1990’s, Imam Ashafa and Pastor Wuye led conflicting militias fighting in Northern Nigeria. Now the men work together bridging religious conflicts between Christians and Muslims that have cost the lives of thousands.

My hate for the Muslims then had no limits‘ states Pastor Wuye, whose militia killed Imam Ashafa’s spiritual leader and two cousins. Ashafa spent 3 years planning revenge, until one day, a sermon on forgiveness changed his outlook on life. The men met and are now working on initiatives aimed at promoting peace. Imam Ashafa explains, ‘even though we differ in some theological issues, we will make the world a safer place’.

This perceptive and sensitive Rageh Omaar film provides hope against the backdrop of a Nigeria in the grip of religious and ethnic turmoil.

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