Christchurch: The Imam and the Pastor

The Imam and the Pastor

Jointly presented by the Canterbury Interfaith Society and the Christchurch Multicultural Council: Imam Dr Muhammed Ashafa, a Muslim cleric and Pastor Dr James Wuye, an Assembly of God Christian pastor, are known to many as “The Imam and the Pastor”.

They are Nigerian religious leaders who spent years as the leaders of violent militias fighting each other.
Then something changed, inside them, and since 1995 they have learned to trust each other and now work side by side for peace and reconciliation. A Koha will be collected to support the work of the speakers.

Two films have been made of their work and they gave a Ted talk in Berlin in 2015 and spoke at the Nobel Peace Prize awards the same year.

See a 17 minute interview here:

Date and Time: Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 3:30 PM – 5 PM UTC+12
Location: 5 Somerfield St, Somerfield, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand


The Imam and the Pastor
Come and hear them share their amazing story followed by a question time.

Saturday 24th August – 3:30 pm – St Marks Church Somerfield5 Somerfield Street (Cnr Barrington and Somerfield St)