Literature & Communications

It goes without saying that in our contemporary situation, society makes decisions and act on them based on what they see, read and hear. In the broadest sense therefore, communities’ or people’s feelings, attitudes and behavioural patterns are pegged against the nature of communication skills that take place.In Africa where Christianity and Islam have the largest following and where internal and external factors can poison relations, coupled with the fact that these two world religions are missionary religions, good communication can promote good relations and bad information can poison relationships.
There are several examples throughout Africa and the world at large where, due to some irresponsible communications, acts of violence, most of which have been fatal and highly destructive leave behind a milieu of mistrust.Christianity, Islam, and Christian-Muslim relations in particular are a scenario where adherents of the two faiths and society at large need not only know facts about the two faiths but also how to express them.PROCMURA has come to recognise the importance of effective communications in the task of promoting mutual understanding and building of trust among and between Christians and Muslims in the continent.

Based on this, through the Central Office, relevant materials are produced in order to achieve dual objectives – stating what PROCMURA is and what it stands for, and laying bare the principles upon which Christian-Muslim relations are based and promoted and the focus whereupon the relationship can be used to attend to issues of common concern.The publications of PROCMURA done through the office of Literature and Communications at the Central Office are aimed at helping to achieve the stated objectives and principles of the organisation. These are divided into three:

  1. Thematic matters that define and are deeply rooted in Christian and Muslim theological and sociological perspectives.
  2. A Newsletter that brings out updates of PROCMURA’s work and various updates, (negative and positive), on the relationship between adherents of the two faiths.
  3. Provision of promotional materials that give information about administrative and programmatic information of the organisation.