Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2019
Volume: 14
Issue: 5
Page No. 144 - 155

Religious Education and Sustainability of Peace in Africa: A Socioreligious Discourse

Authors : Leonard Chidi Ilechukwu, Ekwutosi Monica Nnadi, Chinyere Augusta Nwajiuba and Jacob Usulor

Abstract: The study has analytically and descriptively investigated into how religious education could lead to sustainability of peace in Africa. Using data from works of literature and secondary sources, a religious-centric approach was used in analyzing the happenings and clues of issues that disrupt the context of peace in Africa. From the study and the different works of literature used, it was established that Africa is seriously bed evilled by numerous conflicts and religious education through its numerous contributive efforts would serve as leverage for the sustainability of peace in Africa. Religious education encourages and promotes social cohesion, peace, social solidarity, citizenry and national welfare; spirit of creativity, development and distribution of wealth, social virtues, entrepreneurship, regulates poverty and controls the principles of economic life. Some of the recommendations as outlined by the study include that religious education should extremely be valued as a means and prerequisite for moral upbringing, peaceful coexistence and societal upliftment in the socio-political hemisphere of Africa and frequent symposium of educators and educationists, policy-makers, peace-practitioners and scholars, to deliberate on practical issues on sustainable peace.

How to cite this article:

Leonard Chidi Ilechukwu, Ekwutosi Monica Nnadi, Chinyere Augusta Nwajiuba and Jacob Usulor, 2019. Religious Education and Sustainability of Peace in Africa: A Socioreligious Discourse. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 14: 144-155.

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