Nigeria: Seeking World Peace, Adeboye Meets Israeli Leaders

The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, held two separate meetings last weekend with the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, where he called for a global enforcement of the United Nations resolutions on the growth of peace in the Middle East and in all conflict areas.

Adeboye, stated while speaking with Peres during the meeting, that a global adoption of the UN resolutions on the culture of peace would serve as the foundation for the peace process in the Middle East and in all conflict areas.

The meeting was co-ordinated by an arm of his church, Christ Redeemer Friends Trust, CRFT, based in London. CRFT is a group of professionals from the Redeemed Christian Church of God parishes worldwide with concern for global peace, reconciliation and advocacy and works to protect and save lives by supporting communities in emergencies and crises.

Adeboye said, “A culture of peace is a way to live together. It requires non-violence, tolerance and solidarity whilst acknowledging and respecting a variety of traditions. I have here a list of the numerous UN resolutions on the culture of peace which we believe need to be accepted by the international community, especially the Quartet as the foundation for the peace process in the Middle East and in all areas of conflict.”

He added, “The Middle East conflict is not only about politics, it is also about religious and moral values. The only way to solve it is through education for a culture of peace among all sides to the conflict. This is the challenge for religious leaders, academics and political leaders on all sides of the conflict.”

A summit meeting of religious leaders was also hosted by him earlier this year at the UN to present an initiative that would give religions, academics and parliamentarians a voice in the UN.

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