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The witness of nonviolence of the church of the Brethren in Nigeria in a violent world: Towards Ecumenical Collaboration

Defense date2017-06-26
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This thesis focused on the life and witness of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria otherwise known in Hausa language “Ekklesiyar Yanuwa a Nigeria” as a historic peace church in confrontation with rampant and extremist violence, particularly in the northern part of Nigeria. The research contributes to building knowledge in one of the most challenging contemporary ethical fields. The researcher shows how the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria has remained faithful to its tenet of nonviolence despite a societal environment with increasingly high levels of violence, also from terrorist groups like the Boko Haram (Ahli Sunna lidda wati wal jihad). The Church contributes to the development of a climate in which churches support each other in their commitment to re-establish peace. In developing an ethics and culture of peace and nonviolence, it should not be the responsibility of a single denomination. It should be the collective responsibility of the entire body of Christ in the Nigerian context….

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MBAYA, Daniel Yusufu. The witness of nonviolence of the church of the Brethren in Nigeria in a violent world: Towards Ecumenical Collaboration. 2017. doi: 10.13097/archive-ouverte/unige:106827
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