Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. In Nigeria, these words speak into painful situations of loss.
The country is ranked as the 12th* most dangerous country to live in as a Christian. Nigerian Christians face frequent attacks from extremists groups like the Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram.
Is Reconciliation Possible?
A spokesman for Voice of the Martyrs Canada Greg Musselman says some Muslims are taking steps towards reconciliation with Christians.
A report by International Christian Concern details how a group of Muslims visited Christian widows with gifts. The Muslims offered them food, school items, and clothing in efforts to move towards reconciliation.
“I think that this is a great opportunity for communities in Muslim communities [and] Christian communities [that] are extending forgiveness to each other. They’re trying to show love, and then that just opens up the dialogue. That opens up opportunities to share the message of Jesus’ love,” Musselman says.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Bethann Flynn