AN INTERPLAY OF CHRISTIAN AND NON CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF WORSHIP IN CHRISLAMHERB (OKE TUDE) RELIGIOUS MOVEMENT

Stanley Mgbemena

Abstract


Conflict is a fact of life, it is found even in the church and will never be completely eradicated. The different religious worldviews clash at the slightest provocation. People respond to it differently, some do not want its occurrence and as such prefer to ignore it and hope it is gone. Others handle it either perfectly or badly especially in religious environments.All these often times lead to some forms of contextual discrimination of members of one ethnic or religious group against another on the basis of differentiated systems of socio-cultural symbols and religion. With the emergence of Chrislamherb (OkeTude) religious movement which is a new phenomenon that is partly Islamic, partly Christian, but wholly Nigeria, it was discovered thatthe founder did not view religion as a dividing factor but a uniting factor. This is why Christians and Muslims are allowed to worship together in this religious movement without rancour. This paper therefore suggests thatthere is need for the government, religious organisations and other private agencies to join hands in creating an enabling environment that facilitates cross fertilization of ideas among the different faiths

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