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TREM calls for understanding of different cultures for unity

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The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Dream Centre, Festac Town, has called on Nigerians, particularly Christians, to learn about the uniqueness of other people’s culture, to help foster unity.

The Church made the call at its annual cultural day event, on Saturday in Lagos.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the event tagged, ‘Cultural Megafest 4.0’ was aimed at promoting unity in diversity and giving the members an opportunity to learn about other cultures.

There were six groups, representing African Union, as well as the North-Central, South-south 1, South-south 2, South-east and South-west zones.

The groups comprised members of the church, randomly selected, to brainstorm and come up with activities to showcase, from cultures within the zones they represented.

Some of the activities showcased included; dance, drama, food and customs.

The Parish Pastor, Rev. Iyke Osuji, said Christians need to understand that there would not be only one tribe, nation or race in heaven but a gathering of people, who came from different cultures.

According to the Pastor, the reason people fight or find it difficult living with others from different cultures is because they don’t understand the uniqueness of each others’ culture.

“What we actually set out to show is a taste of heaven, because heaven will be made up of all nations, people, colours, and culture.

“Heaven is an all-inclusive phenomenon for humanity, we expect that every person on earth will have a taste of heaven.

“We want to show people that heaven is great, enjoyable, awesome and full of joy;  everyone should look forward to it because no one should be excluded.

“We should all embrace ourselves and come together in unity, irrespective of our culture, languages and nationalities, because we are one just like everyone on earth is one under heaven,” he said.

Osuji said it took the church two months to put the fourth edition together.

“This is actually the fourth edition and it takes us approximately two months to put this together.

“All we see here is that everybody belongs to a group that is not necessarily their culture or nationality, which gives them the opportunity to learn from other cultures.

“We are trusting God that one of these days, we will be at the National Stadium where more Nigerians can see us.

also reports that the church had earlier organised a sports competition among the groups, to further promote unity among the church members and also help to keep them fit.

The activities included football, volleyball and table tennis.
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Edited by Oluwole Sogunle

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