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Nigerian Military Attend McCormack Peacebuilding, Interfaith Dialogue Workshop


by the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development

Nigerian Military conference attendeesIn late March, the McCormack Graduate School’s Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development (CPDD) hosted a two-day workshop on religion, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution for senior Nigerian military leaders.

The delegation included a major-general and two brigadier-generals who lead the Islam and Christian chaplaincies for the Nigerian army. They seek to develop the army’s ability to work with local populations, cooperate with religious institutions and community associations, and build local peace and security without the use of force.

In this highly interactive training, participants explored an array of methods through which religious conflicts can be mediated and resolved. The Nigerian delegation learned to understand the core of religious conflicts, to evaluate approaches to improve religious relations through several mediation theories and practices, and to facilitate interfaith dialogue, community outreach, and peace building strategies. Read more.

The Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development at the McCormack Graduate School promotes conflict resolution, democracy, economic development, education building, media development, and legal and judicial reform through partnerships and training programs across the globe.

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