Religiously-based efforts to prevent girls from getting an education, like the kidnapping of Nigerian school…Read More
Nigeria is arguably the most important country in Africa. With 175 million people, it’s certainly…Read More
Fifty years ago, Howard Johnson, a priest at the cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, visited the nascent Anglican Church in Nigeria. He was distressed at the the unnecessary “Britishness” of the Church…Read More
Sharon Slater, American anti-gay activist and president of Family Watch International, recently encouraged delegates attending a law conference in Lagos, Nigeria to resist the United Nations’ calls to decriminalize homosexuality. Keynoting the Nigerian Bar Association Conference, Slater told delegates that they would lose their religious and parental rights if they supported “fictitious sexual rights.” One such “fictitious right” is the right to engage in same-sex sexual relationships without going to jail.
The outspoken ex-Muslim author has taken some liberties with the truth to cobble together a story that paints Islam as a religion of extremism and violence.Read More
In a poverty-stricken nation with a failed state and rampant political corruption, the recent violence between Christians and Muslims has been blamed solely on religion. But to a reporter who spent two years covering Nigeria, it’s far more complicated than that.Read More
The so-called Christmas Bomber, a young Nigerian Muslim with a British education, was caught between wealthy westernized life and an inflexible religious ideal. His story summons a theory about how the radical narrative emerges, rises and diesRead More
Shell Oil is being called to answer for the pollution of the Niger river and for the death of activist Ken Saro-Wiwa. A seminarian calls for action.Read More