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DIALOGUE IN NIGERIA: Muslims & Christians Creating Their Future - 2012 - Trailer (9 min)

This trailer introduces the 65-minute documentary, DIALOGUE IN NIGERIA: Muslims & Christians Creating Their Future. It illustrates October 21-24, 2010, when 200 Muslim and Christian youth met in a safe place for several days of in-depth, face-to-face Dialogue experiences. The women and men discovered their equal, shared humanity and that "an enemy is one whose story we have not heard. It was part of the 2nd International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Communication in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. "Building Bridges Through Interfaith Dialogue and Youth Participation" was the theme for of the citizen-to-citizen workshops that provided tools for successful communication across old chasms of fear and ignorance. It was initiated by the NEW ERA EDUCATIONAL AND CHARITABLE SUPPORT FOUNDATION of Jos, Nigeria, with facilitation by travelers from the co-sponsor 18-year-old JEWISH-PALESTINIAN LIVING ROOM DIALOGUE GROUP of San Mateo, California, USA. The African young adults returned home with new tools of Dialogue and its new quality of listening-to-learn. The hope was to unleash unprecedented cooperation and creativity needed to build successful, sustainable families, schools, communities, and nations. More information is on the Web at http://traubman.igc.org/nigeria2010.htm and http://www.needcsi.org . Order the cost-free DVD at http://traubman.igc.org/vidnigeria.htm .

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Comment by Libby and Len Traubman on October 6, 2012 at 5:28pm

You can now view online the full, 65-minute video at http://www.peaceday.tv/ , as it was selected the feature film of the 2012 Peace Day Global Broadcast.

Comment by Tim Upham on May 26, 2012 at 10:16pm

Actually, the Muslim-Christian conflict has very deep roots to it.  During the British colonial period, Nigerians who accept Christianity were given special privileges, such as being educated in mission schools and being employed in positions of administration.  This is what lead to the Biafran War from 1967-1970, when the Christian Ibos were trying break away from pre-dominately Muslim NIgeria.  A war that left 1,200,000 dead.  You can say blame it all on the British, just like what happened in Rwanda can all be blamed on the Belgians.  But it lets us know how deep the affects of colonialism had on Africa.

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