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Dialogue, Reconciliation and Peace Center (DREP)

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25 Members

Traditions: African Traditional, Christian, Islam

Action Area: Interfaith and Intercultural Understanding and Dialogue, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, Women, Youth

Region: Africa

Website: http://drepcentre.blogspot.com

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Dialogue, Reconciliation and Peace Centre (DREP) is a Nigeria-based registered national NGO with Head Office in Jos, Plateau State. It was founded in 2011 by His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Ignatius A. Kaigama, Catholic Archbishop of Jos, President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria and Vice Chair of the West Africa Catholic Bishops Conference. The DREP is a diverse of community of Religious Leaders, Traditional and Community Leaders, Youth, Women and social change actors.

DREP Centre brings together youths, women, leaders and other grassroots members of various religious, political and ethnic leaders and groups to experience and learn together the art of dialogue, reconciliation and peace building. They provide an opportunity for sharing of experiences to promote trust and reconciliation, which will in turn equip the participants for peace building in their own communities. Some of the projects of the DREP include, but not limited to: Interfaith Dialogue, Peace Education, Micro Finance for Urban and Rural Women, etc. It is a Membership-based Organization.

This Cooperation Circle is aimed at proactively responding to the incessant destruction of lives and property, the polarization of Christian and Muslim settlement in Jos and environs, the ‘revenge’ mentality among youths, and the gap created by prejudice and ignorance of religion .They  have been working to break the barriers existing between people of different ethnic, religious and cultural affiliations by encouraging them to talk openly, honestly and with respect for one another, thereby diffusing the hurt and anger they feel towards one another. Members provide a safe space for dialogue and reconciliation among diverse groups in Plateau State and beyond.

A safe space for dialogue and reconciliation among diverse religious, ethnic and political groups in Plateau State and beyond.

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Contact:
Mr. Chris Anthony Ogbonna

Address:
Kwang, Gold and Base
P. O. Box 494
Jos, Plateau State
93001
Nigeria

Phone:
(234)8036188200

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March 14, 2016 11:45 AM

DREP Centre Convenes Dialogue Between Farmers and Pastoralists

DREP Centre convenes dialogue between farmers and pastoralists from Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Jos South.

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September 5, 2015 9:24 AM

Chris Ogbonna Receives Ambassador of Peace Award

On Sunday 30th, August 2015, the program Manager of Dialogue, Reconciliation and Peace (DREP) Centre, Mr. Chris Ogbonna, was conferred with the Ambassador Of Peace Award by the Universal Peace Federation, (UPF), a Global Network of Peace Builders.

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