Pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Mr Steve Tai Oladosu, graduated cum laude with masters in social sciences (Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal for research that looked into the role of the church in building peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from 2001 to 2016.
Oladosu views conflict as one of the major problems militating development in Africa, direct, cultural or structural violence.
‘Great efforts and resources have been expended on sundry peace processes, yet to no avail. Rather, the unprecedented change in the world makes conflict even more difficult to handle. This necessitates a search for new and more effective approaches to conflict transformation and peace-building within and between nations and people,’ he said.