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Implementing a Roundtable in Nigeria: Between a Pandemic and Conflict

November 18 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST

Beginning in January 2019 the International Religious Freedom Roundtable in Nigeria has nurtured dialogue and mutual understanding but due to everything going virtual they have struggled to be consistent and relevant. This is unfortunate because the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable groups in Nigeria is insignificant compared to the continued atrocities caused by Boko Haram and Fulani militants and government impunity. Whereas the global pandemic has aggravated violent global conflicts which has posed new challenges for displaced peoples and disrupted the work of civil society organizations the continuing conflicts need to be the focus and the rule of law restored. The IRF Nigeria Roundtable brings together people of diverse religious backgrounds to communicate cooperate and collaborate–despite deep religious and political differences. They are working together to advance the fundamental right of religious freedom as defined in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom or Belief is being virtually hosted by the Government of Poland. Official events are hosted by Poland. All side events are independently produced by the organizers of each event and are not endorsed by any government, the IRF Roundtable, or 21Wilberforce