In a statement signed by the President of CAN, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, on Friday, the Christian Association of Nigeria has joined Muslim brothers and sisters in Nigeria and around the world to celebrate 2023 Eid-l-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Okoh said Ramadan was a time of self-reflection and a renewed commitment to living a life of piety and peace, adding that Islam and Christianity share a lot of good virtues in common.
The statement read in part “We extend our warmest greetings and felicitations to the President-General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the entire Muslim Ummah in Nigeria. We rejoice with them and pray that the blessings of God will be with them now and always.
“Ramadan teaches us the importance of sacrifice, compassion, and generosity towards others, especially the less privileged in our society.
“As we mark this important occasion, we must take the opportunity to reflect on the lessons of Ramadan and the values that it teaches us, which are love for one another and mutual understanding for a peaceful society.
“Islam and Christianity share a lot of good virtues in common and we must use our understanding of the Holy books to promote inclusivity, and work towards building a more tolerant and egalitarian society for us all.”
CAN urges all Nigerians to use the Eid-al-Fitr festival to pray for Nigeria and Nigerians.
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