Bishop Kukah in Nigeria is facing threats from violent Islamists. You know, the Boko Haram crowd. One of the reasons the Islamists hate the Catholics over there is education. The Christians are trying to teach the children and that's not halal to some.
The education gap in Nigeria is wide; Christians have high literacy rates and Muslims very low. Overall the country is actually about 50-50 in terms of the Christian-Muslim religious breakdown (Islam is concentrated in the north), but Christians tend to hold many more top governmental positions precisely because they’re better educated.That's all well and good, but if it doesn't result in at least some conversions and a general change of heart, he's going to end up right back where he started. It's fine to give away free samples, but you need to ask the obligating question. He might be a bit better off with some good will from the local Muslims, but that's not been a reliable method of preventing attacks and possibly genocide.
So Bishop Kukah’s goal is to build a boarding school that is open to all young people regardless of religion. The live-in arrangements are essential, not least for security reasons, but also to ensure kids get decent nutrition, a proper amount of sleep, and the experience, Catholics and Muslims together, of amity.
See also: Christians, Iraqi.
Conversions when Islamic apostasy is punished by death are going to be pretty tough, I guess I'd feel a bit better about this if the West would admit what we're up against and accompany this with some serious military action. Turning the other cheek and forgiving people who attack you is quite supportable. Suicide isn't.