To promote religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence, over 50 Muslims attended a church service in Kaduna.

They were hosted by the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) gospel church, Lemu road, Kaduna south local government of Kaduna state.

The Muslims were made up of Islamic clerics and traditional rulers.

The Muslims and their leaders stayed inside the church throughout the service that lasted almost four hours, and their leaders gave goodwill messages which majorly centered on religious and ethnic tolerance.

The senior pastor of the church, Reverend Dauda D. Haruna, said, it is possible for us all regardless of religious differences to live in peace.

"As a church we are committed to building a community of peace and believe me, we can live in peace if we respect each other’s faith and tell each other the truth.

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"What we are doing today is what we have been doing annually for about five years where we donate food stuff to our neighboring Muslims during Ramadan and after invite them to worship with us, an opportunity we equally discuss how we can further and together promote peace in the state and country at large" he said.

The Executive secretary of the famous Sultan Bello Mosque, Shiehk Hamisu Ya'u who said the last time he entered the church was in 1986, also expressed joy for the initiative of the church.

He identified politics, the role of religious leaders, hate speech, propaganda and lack forgiveness and love as the causes of religious crisis.

On his part, Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Architect Barnabas Bantex who stood in for the Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, said the event could help bring about lasting solutions to religious crisis in the state and Nigeria at large.

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