Christian leaders urge dialogue with Nigeria’s violent Boko Haram

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A Roman Catholic Church in the Maiduguri diocese,  was attacked recently by Bokom Haram Islamist militants. Militants whose name roughly translates to "Western education is sin"  have recently escalated attacks on Christians and Churches. Photo courtesy of John Bakeni

A Roman Catholic Church in the Maiduguri diocese, was attacked recently by Bokom Haram Islamist militants. Militants whose name roughly translates to "Western education is sin" have recently escalated attacks on Christians and Churches. Photo courtesy of John Bakeni

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(RNS) While attacks on Christians ignite violent reprisals in the Central African Republic, Christian leaders in Nigeria continue to insist on a path of dialogue and nonviolence with Boko Haram, the Islamic militant group.