Thinking Anglicans

Another open letter about Nigeria

The Church Times has an exclusive news report this morning. In Dr Williams asked to censure Akinola over riot reaction Rachel Harden reports that:

A COALITION of volunteers in Nigeria has written an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury asking him to denounce last week’s “irresponsible” statement by the Archbishop of Nigeria, the Most Revd Peter Akinola, on the current Christian-Muslim riots…

…The volunteers say this “aggressive and inflammatory rhetoric” will incite further violence…

…The writers, a group of mixed nationalities and religions, all believed that the statement issued by the Roman Catholic Church in Nigeria, which appealed for calm, was far more effective…

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria website has two reports related to this: a statement here and this earlier one.

UPDATE 10 March
Belatedly, I have found a link to the actual STATEMENT OF THE CATHOLIC BISHOPSCONFERENCE OF NIGERIA ON THE MAIDUGURI RIOTS.

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