The role of faith-based schools in the promotion of peace and justice in ethno-religious conflict-driven Taraba state, Nigeria

Anthony I Bature, Fordham University

Abstract

This study sought to understand how faith-based schools teach and practice the principles of peace and justice in Taraba state, Nigeria, given the conflict-driven in the community. Three principals and three teachers in three different local high schools (Catholic, Protestant, and Muslim) were interviewed individually, as were the Commissioner for Education in Taraba, a religious leader from all three religions, and a tribal leader. The interviews sought their perceptions of (a) the causes for ethnic and religious conflict; (b) the steps the government is taking to resolve the tension; and (c) what progress has been made towards sustainable peace and justice.^

Subject Area

Education, Leadership|Education, Religious|Peace Studies|Sub Saharan Africa Studies

Recommended Citation

Anthony I Bature, "The role of faith-based schools in the promotion of peace and justice in ethno-religious conflict-driven Taraba state, Nigeria" (January 1, 2012). ETD Collection for Fordham University. Paper AAI3494718.
http://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI3494718

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