March 2, 2010
Victor and Ibrahim are two men caught in a community-wide conflict that threatens not just their livelihood, but their lives as well.
"Neighbors," shot on location in Jos, Nigeria, examines what happens when segments of a community oppose one another in a standoff that appears to have no solution. This is a story not only of Jos, but of places throughout the world where historical differences of tribe, race, and religion lead to violent conflicts.
Previous Christianity Today coverage of the January Jos riots includes:
- More Human Smoke Rises in Jos | This week's deadly riots struck home for the academic dean of ECWA Theological Seminary. By Sunday B. Agang (January 21, 2010)
- The Truth About the Religious Violence in Jos, Nigeria | It's not easy to state who started it or how many died. But the horror for those affected is clear. By Craig S. Keener (January 21, 2010)
- 'In Jos We Are Coming Face to Face in Confrontation with Satan' | The Anglican Archbishop of Jos speaks out on last week's deadly attacks and the media coverage that followed. By Benjamin A. Kwashi (January 26, 2010)
Previous Christianity Today coverage of the 2008 Jos riots includes:
- Fault Line of Faith | Six pastors killed, 40 churches razed in Jos's most recent violence (Jan. 15, 2009)
- Diagnosing Jos | Political problems don't always have political solutions. (December 23, 2008)
- Violence Smothers Jos in Smoke | Peace eludes us. (December 3, 2008)
Coverage of earlier violence includes:
- Mutual Mayhem | A plea for peace and truth in the madness of Nigeria. (Nov. 3, 2004)
- Religious Riots in Nigeria Leave Hundreds Dead | Leaders condemn the use of religion as a tool for violence. (Oct. 2, 2001)
- Nigeria On the Brink of Religious War | Northern states adopt Islamic law, increasing Christian-Muslim tensions. (Dec. 16, 1999)