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ERIC Number: EJ1052430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Religious Education for the Deescalation of Communal Conflicts in Boki Land, Nigeria
Bayim, Cyril Obi
Religious Education, v110 n1 p29-51 2015
Within the last half century, several communities in Boki Land have engaged in violent conflicts as a result of disputes over portions of land that have claimed many lives, and left many more injured. The Boki people, like most rural African peoples, depend largely on the land for their livelihood and economic development. Thus, any encroachment on their land space provokes outrage and resistance. The frequent occurrence of violent conflicts in Boki Land, and many Nigerian/African communities, is a social, as well as pastoral, problem. This article is, therefore, an interdisciplinary study, exploring how the church, the Boki people, the government, and nongovernment institutions can together respond to situations of conflict. A religious educational approach in developing peacebuilding mechanisms aimed at addressing the root causes of communal conflicts is proposed incorporating the Boki traditional system of justice and dispute settlement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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