Adventists in Côte d’Ivoire host peace summit following terrorist attack
Five days after a jihadist attack at the seaside resort of Grand-Bassam, the National Forum of the Religious Confessions of Côte d’Ivoire hosted a peace summit on March 18, “calling for a unified response to violence carried out by Islamic extremists.” Representatives from many different faith backgrounds attended the summit, which was held at the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s West-Central African headquarters in the capital city of Abidjan.
The vice president of the National Islamic Council, Imam Mahamadou Dosso, read out a prepared statement that included:
No religion should lead somebody to kill his or her fellow beings. May God help us to overcome this evil.