Our Differences Are Not the Cause of Our Problems. They’re Our Salvation.
Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon explains how at the heart of Islam and Christianity there are two related truths: that we are one humanity, and that we are from different races, religions and tribes. These differences are a gift, as they give us the chance to understand others, have empathy, and love.
But in a world of hatred, terror and pain, where our differences can all too easily define us, isn’t valuing them easier said than done? The road to understanding is a hard one, but Archbishop Josiah explains with meaningful dialogue and real commitment we can make real progress.
As the newly-appointed Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon serves 85 million Christians worldwide. He was formerly the Archbishop of Kaduna in northern Nigeria, a volatile Muslim-majority city where tensions between Christians and Muslims run high. He has a Masters degree in Islamic Theology and established the Centre for Islamic Studies at the height Kaduna’s religious riots in 2000.