AN EVALUATION OF THE CO-EXISTENCE OF ADHERENTS OF AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION AND CHRISTIANITY IN EKPOMA

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  • Peter Alli Ambrose Alli University

Keywords:

Co-Existence of Adherent, African Traditional Religion, Christianity

Abstract

Nigeria remains the most populous black nation whose aim is to join the technologically developed nations of the world. To be able to achieve this, a peaceful co-existence among the various human contributors in the eco-system is paramount. Unfortunately, the Nigeria State is bedevilled by tremendous religious upheavals, threatening to tear the nation apart. Religion undoubtedly features incessantly as a core and divisive instrument in the Nigerian polity. This trend perhaps is occasioned by gross misunderstanding and intolerance disposition among adherents. Apart from being an important factor in the developmental process of a nation, peaceful co-existence features as an indubitable panacea to the threat of total disintegration of any given nation. The urgency to emphasize the unifying importance of religion and to save the Nigerian nation from total disintegration and consequent annihilation forms the main thrust of this paper. The research adopts historical and analytical research methods in the work towards the attainment of useful antidote for a holistic and peaceful coexistence in multi-religious society like Nigeria

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2023-11-25

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