Festus Iyorah is a Nigerian freelance journalist and photographer based in Lagos. He reports on global health, social innovation, gender equality, technology, development, conflicts and religion. He has been published in Al Jazeera, The Catholic Herald, The Guardian, Global Sisters Report and World Politics Review.
Since the group started in 2011, the Women of Faith Peacebuilding Network's activities have reached more than 10,000 Muslim and Christian women across the country through seminars, meditations, presentations by religious leaders, and dialogue.
LAGOS, NIGERIA — As Nigerians prepare to vote in February elections, the country's Catholic leaders hope to stave off voter apathy, calling on parishioners to register.
Survivors of Boko Haram's violence share similar stories of pain, suffering and loss, which mirror the challenges the Catholic Church is facing in Nigeria. More than 100,000 Catholics, 200 catechists, 26 priests and 30 nuns have been displaced, and more than 200 parishes have been destroyed.
Lagos, Nigeria - Conflict between herdsmen and farmers entered a rural church when an unidentified gunman murdered two priests and at least 15 parishioners in Mbalom.