Five of our Peacemakers in Action gather in Nigeria this week to call on the country to hold fair, peaceful and respectful elections and to urge religious leaders to avert conflict in their country. They'll be sending us dispatches. Here's the first, from Bosnian Peacemaker Friar Ivo Markovic:
"Saturday afternoon, 4 Dec 2010, I arrived to Abuja, from -2 C° in Sarajevo and -8 in Frankfurt to some +30 in Abuja. The warm air blew my face and gave me a new breath. Coming in airport I was gently touched and I have set my eyes on friendly face of Rev. James Wuye. At the time I found myself fully in Africa, Nigeria, in the mission sent of Tanenbaum Center in New York to bring there the models of reconciliation from postwar Bosnia. Soon in a hotel I met dear friend Imam Ashafa and in our conversation we found ourselves in the theme we are occupied with: to convert the perverse misuse of religions for violence to their natural peace potential.