Community + Justice + Spirituality + Young Adults
The Justice Cafe in Jos, Nigeria began in January 2010. The group is using the Justice Cafe process to foster dialogue and make peace in a region suffering from ongoing sectarian violence. Unfortunately, violence has sparked again, this year on Christmas Eve. The following message was received from Godwin Okoko, the Justice Cafe host in Nigeria:
"Over here its the worst Christmas we have ever celebrated,on the 24th, Xmas eve
while many Christians faithfuls where going for the vigil prayers,some
evil doers were planning atrocities. At the time of sending you this mail we
are all locked within the vicinity of our homes,with the street empty. Multiple
bomb explosion rock the city of Jos killing scores of people and leaving
hundreds injured ...
There is an urgent need to promote community integration,the cooperation among people is vital. The government, NGOs and CSO must work together to bring about unity among this lines,we just can not
afford to fail. Whatever
programme,projects,advocacy and sensitization we all can do to drive away
hatred from people mind,and imbibe the culture of love will go a long way in
reducing alot of evil.
Greetings to your family and all JUSTICE CAFE members,we are very strong over here,but we still need you prayers."