“But we know that with God all things are possible, enemies can become friends, darkness can become light, and injustice can be defeated. The LoveJos conference is our contribution under God to finding a lasting peace between Christians and Muslims in Northern Nigeria”-Love Jos Conference
Eminent religious leaders in the United Kingdom are coming together to find a lasting solution to religious killings in Northern Nigeria.
It is aimed that their plans for a London ,major conference will bring to table all parties in the incessant killings in the Northern part of Nigeria, creating avenues for a lasting solution.
A top member of the British house of Lords, Baroness Caroline Cox has been working ceaselessly with some Nigerians in Britain to organize a conference which they are hoping will bring the plight of the people of Northern Nigeria who victims of religious harassment to world attention in order to project a lasting solution.
The title of the Conference has been given as ‘Entitled, Stand up, Speak Out’.
The conference is being held under the aegis of a Charity establishment called ‘Love Jos Conference’.
According to the organizers, “people of goodwill have shown genuine concern about the persecution of Christians in Northern Nigeria and the seeming helplessness or unwillingness of the relevant authorities to deal with the problem.”
An entry at the website further avers that as a consequence, “people, both Christians and Muslims are dying from attacks and reprisal attacks. The cycle of violence now seems endless and a lasting solution to the problem seems utterly impossible.’
Apart from the designed deliberation of finding a possible solution to the killings, the conference is expected to serve as a fund raising event.
It will hold in on Saturday 24th September 2011 at the Kingsway International Christian Centre, KICC, 468 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London E17 9AH.
A major backer of the Conference, Baroness Caroline Cox of Queensbury is an humanitarian civil activist’, and her international humanitarian work has taken her to numerous conflict zones across the world.
She initially trained as a nurse before undertaking degrees in the social sciences. She became Head of the Department of Sociology at what was then the Polytechnic of North London in 1974, moving on to become Director of the Nursing Education Research Unit, Chelsea College, University of London in 1977.
In 1982 she was created a Life Peer, and was a deputy speaker of the House of Lords from 1985 – 2005. She was Founder Chancellor of Bournemouth University, 1991-2001, and is currently Chancellor of Liverpool Hope University and a Vice-President of the Royal College of Nursing.