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Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Ibrahim Bature

Country: Nigeria

Religious affiliation: Christianity

Pax incipit cum a me. (Peace Begins with Me)

Professor of Religious Studies at Federal University Wukari

Rev. Anthony I. Bature is Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Wukari. He was educated in Saints Thomas Aquinas and Augustine major Seminary, Nigeria respectively. He attended Fordham University, New York where he obtained M.A in Religious Education in 2007. PhD in Educational Leadership Administration and Policy (ELAP) Fordham University Lincoln Center, New York in 2012

His quest for knowledge has endeared him to Education for Dialogue, Peace and Justice as a transformative paradigm for non- violence. Belong to many National and international organizations. He is also an ardent member of FFARN and former member governing council Federal University Wukari. Rev. Bature is the author of “Promoting Peace Education in Nigeria: A case study on Building a Paradigm for Peace”. “Peace Education and Development in Wukari, Taraba State” Has contributed several articles in National and international journals.

Rev. Bature was one time the Deputy Vice Chancellor Central Administration, Head of Department Religious Studies and Chaplain St. Francis of Assisi Chaplaincy Federal University. 

He is currently, the Executive Director, Foundation for Peace, Hope and conflict Management – Nigeria. (FPHCM). An NGO which is borne out of the desire to engage in humanitarian front and a non - governmental approach to finding, holistic, unbiased, innovative and long-lasting remedies to violent conflict, hate speech situations across the nation. The NGO acknowledge that a wholesome solution to conflict situations must first recognize and attend to the primordial factors leading to the conflict itself. Thus, a managerial approach to conflict situations in improving means of livelihood and creating avenue for equal opportunity to people in the society irrespective of gender, tribe or religion and contributing to protection and preservation of our local and global ecosystem.