The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the
Africa Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS cordially invite you to a public event on "Muslim-Christian Relations in Nigeria" with Sa'ad Abubakar, the recently chosen Sultan of Sokoto.

Overview
Nigeria's population is roughly evenly divided between Christians and Muslims, with Muslims dominant in the north and Christians in the south. While in many parts of the country, Muslim-Christian relations are amicable, religious violence has flared in some parts of Nigeria resulting in many casualties. Nigeria's religious leaders are making increasing efforts to improve Muslim-Christian relations and to maintain religious peace.

Sa'ad Abubakar, the recently chosen Sultan of Sokoto, is recognized as the principal leader of Nigeria's Muslim population. He will assess the state of Muslim-Christian relations in Nigeria and the efforts being made to maintain religious peace and harmony. He will also analyze the extent to which so-called religious conflict in Nigeria is actually religious in character.

This event is co-sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Africa Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Speakers
Sa'ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto
David Smock, Moderator, Associate Vice President for Religion and Peacemaking, U.S. Institute of Peace

Media Inquiries
Please contact Ian Larsen (+1.202.429.3870) or Lauren Sucher (+1.202.429.3822) in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications.

RSVP
To RSVP, please send your name, affiliation, daytime phone number, and
name of the event to Renata Stuebner at rstuebner@usip.org.

Location
U.S. Institute of Peace 2nd Floor Conference Room 1200 17th
St, NW Washington, DC 20036

Directions
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