As England reels from the horror of the Cumbrian slaughter, one small village in a similarly lush and hilly corner of Nigeria is coping with grief of an altogether different magnitude. I try to imagine the 371 mutilated bodies lying beneath the sweet red soil of Dogo Na Hauwa (the name has since been changed to Gyang-buruk) half an hour out of Jos - and fail utterly. The sun is shiRead more »
This is not the church as I know it. This is ECWA – the offspring of the Sudan Interior Mission, a five million strong Presbyterian denomination centred in Plateau State’s uneasy capital Jos. Sassy, less solemn than the Anglican churches I know in Uganda and Sudan – and my hosts this week.
Kind, brave and perplexed by the Muslim enmity with which they are either forced to live – or migrate, a phenomenon now on the increase from this 99 per cent Christian area on Nigeria’s religious faultline.Read more »
I admit I was apprehensive. The words Deobandi Dar-ul-Uloom had haunted me for years – and here I was preparing to drive there to check it out.Read more »