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CAN Adamawa chapter raises alarm over inciting sermons

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Adamawa faction, has expressed concern over some Tafsir sermons aired on media houses which they adjudged to be confrontational to the Christian faith.

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President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)-Rev. Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle


A statement issued by Bishop Mike Moses - Adamawa State CAN Chairman on Thursday, June 16, 2016 said that yesterday, June 15, 2016, ATV Yola, at about 10:30PM aired a sermon that condemns Christianity in its totality.

"We are living in an era and region that peace appears costly. Therefore anything that will jeopardise our peaceful coexistence should be discouraged and frown at. Christianity and Islam preach peace and love for mankind. These are the virtues we all preachers should promote among our followers."

"Anything short of that is unacceptable. Peaceful coexistence can only be attained through respect for your neighbour's belief. We enjoin the relevant authorities to intervene and forestall future misguided public comments by clerics," The statement added.

The group said media houses within the state should be custodian and promoters of peace and unity adding that they should be professional in discharging their duties.

"Censorship of religious contents going on air is necessary for promoting unity. We enjoined all Christian faithful in Adamawa State to be law abiding, tolerant and loving. We should continue to obey the constituted authority and never take laws into our hands in the face of provocation. Christ taught us to love and pray for those that persecute us," the statement added.

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