Thursday, August 16, 2012

Billboards for Peace at Ramadan

Arabel sponsored peace messages around Lagos State since the start of the Ramadan month.
Inter-religious peace and harmony
 In the main image of their billboards, two Nigerian religious leaders, an Imam and a Cardinal, share a brotherly embrace.  The greeting says: "Together, evolving towards a state of Peace & Harmony.  Ramadan Kareem." 
Detail: Cardinal Okogie and Chief Imam
Back of the sign, photographed in Lagos State by Tosin Otitoju
 At the back, it says, "Make peace between one another: enmity and malice tear up heavenly rewards by the roots."
I took these photographs around Kollington bus stop (Lagos - Abeokuta expressway, near Alakuko)

Many legitimate religious leaders in Nigeria have spoken up against the activities of Boko Haram and emphasized the friendliness between Christians and Moslems.

For example, from NAN is this photo of the Chief Imam with the President of CAN.
It is labelled: Chief Imam of Abuja National Mosque, Ustaz Musa Mohammed (L), with the President, Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor at a Memorial Ceremony for Victims of the UN House bomb attack in Abuja on Thursday 15th September, 2011.  

 NAN also has a photo of Catholic clergy breaking the Muslim fast with Moslem colleagues in Abuja, Nigeria (details):
Ramadan Kareem, and Happy Eid in advance to all.