SHARING A COMMON HUMANITYDE QUINTESSENCE, NIGERIAN LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL (2010)
AbstractNigeria is not the crude caricature of a nation at perpetual war. There are wars over land and wars over resources. And it is still far too easy for those without conscience to manipulate whole communities into fighting among faiths and tribes. These conflicts are a millstone around Nigeria’s neck. Now, we all have many identities -- of tribe and ethnicity. But defining oneself in opposition to someone who belongs to a different tribe, or who worships a different God, has no place in the 21st century. Nigeria’s diversity should be a source of strength, not a cause for division. We are all God’s children. We all share common aspirations -- to live in peace and security; to access education and opportunity; to love our families and our communities and our faith. That is our common humanity. It is the death sentence of a society to kill children and pregnant mothers in religious conflicts. All of us must strive for oneness which is a prerequisite if progress is to be achieved.
Publication DateSummer May 27, 2010
Citation InformationChinedu Chibueze Ihenetu-Geoffrey. "SHARING A COMMON HUMANITY" DE QUINTESSENCE, NIGERIAN LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL (2010)
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