Religious leaders representing several groups from Sub-Saharan Africa met last week to discuss the issues surrounding climate change.
Speakers and attendees included the Archbishop of Nigeria & Chair of the Nigeria Interreligious Council (30 million followers on the Christian side); Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria President (30 million followers); Leader of a Sufi order for Nigeria and West Africa (15 million followers across that region) Federal Minister of Environment; Supreme Leader of the Islamic Council of Nigeria represented by the Emir of Solija (congregation of 70 million followers); Chief Imam of Ghana; Archbishop of Tanzania; bishops from Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan, sheikhs from Senegal and Sudan, a Buddhist representative from SA, as well as Interfaith representatives from Kenya.
The event was organised by the British Council in conjunction with FCMB bank and the Islam Channel.
For more information about the British Council's climate change work in Africa, see: britishcouncil.org/africa-news-climate-change-research-project.htm.
For more about the British Council's work on climate change worldwide, see: britishcouncil.org/climatechange
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