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House of Commons to explore solutions to Boko Haram

18 June 2015, 13:21Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The insurgency posed by the Boko Haram sect will be among issues that will be discussed in a meeting a prominent Jewish leader has scheduled for London, United Kingdom next week.

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks will be the man speaker at the event, scheduled for the House of Commons, which will explore solutions to religious extremism.

The session comes on the back of a surge of religious extremism and aggression.

“In Nigeria, Christians and Muslims alike are subject to horrific attacks from Boko Haram,” organizers stated ahead of the event scheduled for Tuesday next week.

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The Boko Haram insurgency has claimed some 13 000 lives in Nigeria and displaced about 2 million.

Rabbi Sacks will introduce his new book, “Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence,” challenging those who claim that religion is intrinsically a cause of violence and arguing that theology must become part of the solution if it is not to remain at the heart of the problem.

Sacks is a global religious leader and philosopher.

Previously, he served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth between September 1991 and September 2013, only the sixth incumbent since the role was formalized in 1845.

- CAJ News


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