reformiert. reports on the peace campaign of Mission 21

Destiny lives in the Gurku Peace Village, Nigeria. Photo: Jonathan Liechti

The terror of the Islamist militia Boko Haram forced more than 2.6 million people to flee in Nigeria. One of those helping displaced people is Markus Gamache, a peace ambassador and member of the Mission 21 partner church EYN. At times, more than 50 refugees found refuge in his family's small house.

Markus Gamache wanted to give the refugees a perspective for the future and overcome borders between religions. Because both Christians and Muslims are suffering from the terror of Boko Haram. Together with other committed people, he founded the Gurku Peace Village. Today, 1,200 Christians and Muslims live peacefully together there.

The newspaper reformed. reports on the obstacles and prejudices that Gamache had to overcome in order to make this togetherness possible across religious boundaries. You can also read about the new challenges facing Gurku as a result of climate change.

The commitment to the Gurku Peace Village is supported by Mission 21. The work in Nigeria is part of the 2018 campaign, Peace Grows with Us. The campaign shows how we support interfaith peace work and victims of violence worldwide.

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