Iruonagbe, C. T.
Religion And Its Attendant Conflicts In Nigeria.. : A Paradox.
International Journal of Theology and Reformed Tradition, 1.
Religion, ideally, is not an arena of conflict.
Rather it IS man's attempt to find and
maintain peaceful relations with the
supernatural powers and his fellow human
beings. Unfortunately, the management of
religion and the organization of different
bodies of believers and worshippers have
gJ ven I"Ise to conflicts In Nigeria.· In
particular, adherents of the univers.. listic
religions, Islam and Christianity, together
with their sects, have clashed over
situational supremacy, access to' prestige,
power and privilege, information
management, most especially, in relation to
the political sphere in Nigeria. This research
paper therefore examines the consequent
effect of these disruptions in a secular State
like Nigeria, especially on peaceful coexistence,
life and property, including its
social, economic and political nvironment,
all of which could have been avoided.
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