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Title:Religious extremism and environmental hazards in Nigeria
Author:Mepaiyeda, Solomon M.
Year:2011
Periodical:Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies (ISSN 0030-5596)
Volume:43
Issue:1
Pages:77-88
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:religious buildings
pollution
environment
Abstract:Religion seems to be the only sphere devoid of regulatory agency in NIgeria. Even though here are religious associations, such as the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Islamiyya, Ansar-ur-deen and Nasfat, to mention a few, they tend to be inactive in regulating the practice of religion by adherents. This freedom has led to the conversion of shops and residential buildings to places of worship, thereby creating inconvenience for people through noisy environment. Noise pollution has detrimental effects on people's health. The establishment of camp grounds and the traffic stress in the vicinity of places of worship constitute another type of environmental hazard. The author recommends that legislation be put in place in order to check the excesses of religious organizations and to separate areas designated for religious activities from residential areas. [Journal abstract, edited]
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