Interfaith Mediation Centre

Conflicts: Nigeria

Contact this organisation

6th Floor NNIL Building, Hamza Zayyad House, Muhammadu Buhari Way, Kaduna
+234-803-303-9716 & +234 – 803 – 694 - 4383

Thematic areas

Conflict prevention and early warning
Mediation & Dialogue

The Interfaith Mediation Centre is a Nigerian organisation working to promote trust and tolerance between Christian and Muslim communities. Its mission is to create a peaceful society in Nigeria and beyond through non violence and strategic engagement. 

In recent years, Kaduna State has been the epicentre of religious intolerance and clashes, which have brought death and destruction. Using interfaith strategies, the Interfaith Mediation Centre advocates peaceful coexistence and aims to prevent the recurrence of violent religious conflict in the region. It also mentors many faith-based local organisations to advocate for peaceful coexistence between people of all faiths.

Major Achievements

  • Facilitation of the Kaduna Peace Declaration of Religious Leaders, signed by 22 senior Christian and Muslim Religious Leaders in August 2002 after the Sharia crisis in 2000 and the Miss World riots in 2002.
  • Facilitated the Yelwan Shendam Peace Affirmation in August 2005 in Plateau State to bridge divisions and foster commitment to peaceful coexistence in the region.
  • Facilitation of the peace process in Kenya after more than one thousand people were killed and hundreds of thousands were displaced following disputed elections in Kenya at the end of 2007. The documentary An African Answer was produced as a result of the intervention and it depicts the Centre’s dramatic bid to bring healing and reconciliation after death and destruction. The film depicts the dynamics of an effective, African approach to conflict resolution between rival ethnic groups. It demonstrates that durable, peaceful coexistence between communities is feasible.
  • The centre co-hosted the 4th International Conference for Forum for Cities in Transition (FCT) in Kaduna, held on 4-8th November 2013.

Last updated: December 2019