- At the forefront of this significant gathering was Yohanna Buru, the esteemed general overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry
In a display of solidarity and commitment to religious harmony, Christian clerics and their Muslim counterparts joined forces to celebrate Eid-el-Maulud, the commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.
This momentous event took place at the Kaduna Stadium on Wednesday, bringing together individuals from different faiths in a spirit of unity and mutual respect.
At the forefront of this significant gathering was Yohanna Buru, the esteemed general overseer of Christ Evangelical and Life Intervention Ministry.
Under his guidance, church leaders from various denominations wholeheartedly participated in this celebration, emphasizing the shared values and aspirations that bind people of different religious backgrounds.
The primary objective of this collective gesture was to promote peaceful coexistence, inter-religious tolerance, and a deeper understanding between Muslims and Christians across the country.
Mr Buru, accompanied by Pastors George John, Maxwell Sanda, Gabriel Stephen, and Rowland Sanda, emphasised the importance of celebrating together to promote peace and harmony in the country.
“For over a decade, Muslims had been inviting Pastor Buru and other Christian clergy in northern Nigeria to celebrate the birth of the Holy Prophet together.
“We must remember that we were all created by one God, and we are the children of Adam and Eve. We both have our holy scriptures, the Bible and the Qur’an, from one God, guiding us on how to live in peace and harmony with each other,” Mr Buru emphasised.
While delivering a speech on promoting peace and unity at the gathering, he called on people of different tribes and religions to embrace one another and exhibit love and forgiveness to move the country ahead.
While expressing concern about the escalating insecurity in the country, including killings, banditry, kidnappings, and ethnoreligious crises, Mr Buru urged Muslims and Christians to engage in continuous prayers for the nation, emphasising the need for divine intervention in Nigeria’s challenges.