SACC calls for pastor certification to avoid 'alien practices'

2015-08-20 21:13

The SA Council of Churches has called for the basic certification of pastors to protect people from "objectionable, heretical and alien" practices.

SACC to discuss 'unethical practices' by pastors

2015-08-06 07:44

Pastors and so-called prophets who engage in bizarre practices, such as instructing their followers to eat snakes, ants, and grass, will be the theme of a discussion hosted by the SA Council of Churches.

SACC offers support to Patriotic Alliance

2014-04-29 14:46

Veterans of the historic SA Cape Corps military unit is set to help canvass support for the Patriotic Alliance ahead of the general elections.

Calls to end xenophobic attacks

2013-03-15 14:41

South Africans need to make an effort to get to know and befriend foreigners in the country, former SA Council of Churches general secretary Brigalia Bam says.

Bishop: Make Marikana hilltop a monument

2012-11-23 15:37

The hilltop in Marikana where 34 people were shot by police on August 16 should be declared a monument, says SA Council of Churches president Johannes Seoka.

Talks on Lonmin crisis resume

2012-09-12 12:07

Talks to resolve a crisis at Lonmin's Marikana mine are due to resume in Rustenburg, the SA Council of Churches says.

Employees say no to church body retrenchments

2012-07-05 22:15

Provincial and national staff members of the SA Council of Churches have rejected a mass retrenchment proposal by its national executive committee.

Commotion after Zuma's Christianity comments

2011-12-21 22:24

President Jacob Zuma's comments about the advent of Christianity in South Africa has caused a flurry of criticism and clarifications.

Archbishop takes on Zuma

2011-12-21 17:19

Cape Town Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has taken issue with President Jacob Zuma over hankering back to the past.

Protector and churches to co-operate

2011-05-27 19:06

The Office of the Public Protector and the SA Council of Churches intend signing an agreement on possible areas of co-operation, it has been announced.


'Snake' pastors are heretics - SA church council

2015-08-06 14:54

So-called prophets and pastors who make their followers engage in bizarre activities, such as eating snakes, are heretics taking advantage of desperate people, says the SA Council of Churches.

Pray for building collapse victims - SACC

2014-09-18 18:38

The SA Council of Churches has urged religious groups to pray for those affected by the building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria, which killed scores of people, including South Africans.

NUM pulls out of Marikana commemoration

2013-08-15 18:13

The National Union of Mineworkers says it will not take part in the Marikana commemorations.

Clerics warn Zuma of lost moral compass

2012-12-11 08:40

Religious leaders have written to President Jacob Zuma, warning that the public is concerned that South Africa has lost its moral compass.

Community mobilised to join Lonmin march

2012-09-12 14:12

Community members are being mobilised by strikers to join a march to the smelters at Lonmin.

Motlanthe bothered by govt criticism

2012-08-30 08:07

SA Council of the Church's criticism of the government's credibility bothers Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe a great deal, he says.

Remove insults to the movement: YCL

2012-05-29 13:23

If the Goodman Gallery does not remove all symbols that insult the ANC and its affiliates, it will be closed down, the Young Communists' League has told protesters in Johannesburg.

Zuma's comments perfectly sound - ANC

2011-12-21 20:19

President Jacob Zuma's comments about the advent of Christianity in South Africa are "perfectly sound", ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga says.

SACC slates Zuma's Christian comments

2011-12-21 15:23

President Jacob Zuma's comments that Christianity brought orphans and old-age homes to South Africa have come as a shock, the SA Council of Churches has said.

Gang threatens bishop at Pretoria home

2011-03-17 17:07

Five men armed with guns threatened to kill SA Council of Churches president Bishop Jo Seoka and his wife at their home in Pretoria, the organisation says.

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