James Movel Wuye

Ashoka Fellow
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Fellow Since 2006
Interfaith Mediation Centre (Muslim-Christian Dialogue Forum)

Citation

This profile was prepared when James Movel Wuye was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
The New Idea
Pastor Wuye and Imam Ashafa believe the only way religious violence can be reduced or stopped in Nigeria is by having leaders of each faith promote religious teachings of peace and non-violence. Their organization, the Interfaith Mediation Center of the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Forum, deals with the psychology of religious violence and addresses its causes and effects. Wuye and Ashafa are influencing schools, houses of worship, and community centers to prevent violence and intervene when conflicts erupt. Their education and media outreach strategies have afforded them unprecedented, widespread support and legitimacy for their efforts to promote peaceful coexistence.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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