The ongoing 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace has elected three prominent religious leaders from Nigeria into her Council, the highest leading body of the UN linked world organisation for peace.
His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affair Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar is now a Co-Moderator of the Organization, technically replacing His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja who has been a founding Co-Moderator of the Organization.
A statement by the Director, Legal and Public Affairs of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Samuel Kwamkur says the President of Christian Association of Nigeria, His Eminence Reverend Samson Ayokunle and His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan are now Honorary Presidents of the Council.
The Council also confirmed the election of Professor Azza Karam, a scholar and UN staff, as the new Secretary-General of the Organisation.
Religions for Peace, which is one of the major UN-recognized partner organisation for the promotion of peace in the world, has been in existence for over fifty years with the primary purpose of ensuring peaceful coexistence within and among nations of the world.
The Organization particularly encourages religious freedom, rights of minorities, women and the downtrodden.
The 10th World Assembly 2019 has over 900 delegates in attendance from 125 countries of the world representing all religions of the world cutting across respected leaders, women and youths.
Josiah Buzun /Jos