RELIGION AND NATIONAL REBIRTH

AUTHOR: AMUNNADI CHUKWUDI A.

DEPARTMENT: RELIGION AND HUMAN RELATIONS

AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA   

This work is an attempt to examine the role religion can and should play in bringing about national rebirth in Nigeria. The methodology adopted in this study includes both primary and secondary sources of data gathering. The primary method involved the interview of individuals. While in the sceondary mcthod the researcher did a perusal of scholarly writings in the libral}’ such as textbooks, journal articles, magazines, newspapers government publications etc. In the end the content analysis method was employed to extract and interpret the information from these secondary sources of data gathering. From this study the researcher made the following findings. Several remedial indices such as educational reforms, economic summits, change of governments and constitutional amendments have so far failed to bring about the desired nation of our collective dream. In addition the absence of high moral values among the citizenry is a major problem hindering our national rebirth. This could be linked to the failure by our leaders to harness the potential of religion as an effective instrument for national rebirth and sustainable development. It is in the light of the foregoing, that the researcher then proposes the following as a religious angle to our quest for national rebirth. The hosting of national prayer summit; promotion of spiritual rebirth; promotion of national integration through religious dialogue and interaction; promotion of m0ral, social, political and economic values through religious education in schools; moral sanctions, as well as participation of the religious community in the leadership process of the nation.

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