Regular bloodshed in rocky Plateau State spurred Esther Ibanga to abandon a lucrative 16-year career in Nigeria’s Central Bank to undertake a full-time ministry. Later, in response to a massacre of more than 500 women and children three miles from her home, she organized a march of Christian women for peace. The killing continued, so Esther reached out to a female Muslim leader, knowing that joint activity would be more powerful. “Society has always placed boundaries on us. But, you know, these boundaries are man-made. Cross the line; you just might be surprised,” she says.