The Imam and The Pastor| 39mins
Director: Alan Channer | Producer: Alan Channer
Focus Years: 2006 | Country: United Kingdom
"The Imam and The Pastor" depicts the reconciliation between Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye, and the peace-making initiatives which have flowed from it. The film, narrated by Rageh Omaar, shows that it is possible for the perpetrators of inter-religious violence to become instigators of peace. It is both a story of forgiveness and a case study of grass-root initiatives to rebuild communities torn apart by conflict. In the 1990s, Imam Ashafa and Pastor Wuye led opposing militias in Northern Nigeria. Now the two men work together bridging religious conflicts that have killed thousands. In recent decades, tens of thousands of Nigerians have been killed in communal clashes between Christians and Muslims. "We formed a militia to protect our people". states Pastor Wuye. "My hate for the Muslims then had no limits". The victims of his militia included Imam Ashafa's spiritual leader and two cousins. The Imam spent three years planning revenge. Then one day, a sermon on forgiveness changed his life. The two men met and "gradually the relationship began to grow". They played a leading role in negotiating a historic peace accord. As Imam Ashafa explains, "even though we differ in some theological issues, we will make the world a safer place".
The Imam and The Pastor | 39mins
Search information, ideas, subjects related to this story:
- Anthropology Of Religion
- Ethereal Being
- Evolutionary Origin Of Religion
- Evolutionary Psychology Of Religion
- Modern Evolutionary Synthesis
- Nature Connectedness
- Philosophy Of Religion
- Psychology Of Religion
- Religion & Happiness
- Religion (Economics)
- Religion Worldview
- Religions By Country
- Religious Belief
- Religious Experience
- Self Actualization
- Seven Generation Sustainability
- Sociology Of Religion
- Spiritual Crisis
- Spiritual Enlightenment
- Theories Of Religion
- World Religions
Other Articles/Sites :
Send funds to team of this film/project:
NOTE: 100% of your funds are sent directly from here.
Contact/inquire about this film-project:
This storyteller has yet to share/set a wallet for the direct fund transfers.
Shall we send an email request on your behalf?