In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence

2017-04-28 17:31

Pope Francis has brushed off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name.

Germany bans Islamic full-face veil

2017-04-28 13:48

Germany has followed several other European countries which have banned, totally or partially, the full Islamic veil.

Israel appoints first female sharia judge

2017-04-25 22:53

Israel has appointed its first female judge in its Muslim sharia court system - a move hailed as historic.

Buchan's It's Time: 'If we don’t pray now…'

2017-04-21 22:07

Campers from across the country have converged on a farm near Bloemfontein for Angus Buchan's “It’s Time-prayer meeting”.

Russia Supreme Court bans Jehovah's Witnesses

2017-04-20 21:33

Russia's Supreme Court has issued a ruling banning Jehovah's Witnesses after the justice ministry called on it to dissolve the "extremist organisation".

Egypt arrests 13 'preparing attacks'

2017-04-17 06:54

The Egyptian authorities have arrested 13 suspected "terrorists" allegedly planning to attack Christians and public institutions.

Religions do not need regulations

2017-04-16 06:03

In a society where 86% of us are Christian and only 5% do not follow a specific religion, now, more than ever, believers have reason to self-regulate, as long as levels of governance and compliance are higher - writes Enock Phiri.

Complaints of religious antics keep piling up

2017-04-16 06:01

While Parliament is yet to process its final report into the commercialisation of religion, new complaints by the public over the abuse of church congregants are piling up at the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities.

‘Poor people will do anything for a miracle’

2017-04-16 06:00

Desperation for divine healing and miracles is driving South Africans to engage in harmful religious practices. Experts are also citing poor self-esteem and a lack of social support.

Senegal declares 3 days of mourning as fire death toll rises

2017-04-14 22:34

Senegal has announced three days of mourning for the victims of a massive fire at a Muslim religious retreat, as the death toll from the catastrophe rose to 25.


Man hauls 6 schools to court over religious teachings in state school

2017-04-28 16:05

A Stellenbosch man is taking six schools to court over how far the institutions can go with teaching religion at state schools.

Pope faces balancing act in Egypt

2017-04-27 22:19

Pope Francis is facing a religious and diplomatic balancing act as he heads to Egypt, hoping to comfort its tiny Christian community after a spate of Islamic attacks.

CRL to meet with Afrikaans only residence management

2017-04-24 20:29

The CRL Rights commission announced it will meet with the management the “Afrikaans only” De Goede Hoop residence for students from the University of Pretoria (UP).

More than 1 million to attend Buchan prayer event

2017-04-21 13:02

Specific changes in the country, and needs that are weighing heavy on South Africans will not necessarily be the focus of prayers at the 'It's Time' prayer gathering outside Bloemfontein this weekend, Jilly Hull, daughter of evangelist Angus Buchan has said.

Guptas considering legal options after Hindu ceremony protest

2017-04-17 17:37

The Gupta family is considering their legal options after a group of 10 people protested the family's Shrimad Bhagwat Katha religious ceremony, their lawyer has said.

Editorial: Stop the abuse of religion

2017-04-16 06:03

The Easter weekend is a significant one for various religious denominations in the country. A Passover for Jews and an Ijtima (Islamic gathering) for Muslims, these are often overshadowed by various Christian activities. From Moria and Shembe gatheri

Faith communities and our moral crisis

2017-04-16 06:03

Who can doubt that South Africa is in the midst of a worsening moral crisis through the abuse of power, greed and the spreading of lies at senior levels of authority and elsewhere in our society, writes Martin Prozesky.

The shape of SA’s broad church

2017-04-16 06:00

Although religion was imposed on black people at the height of dispossession by colonialists,and later used by the apartheid regime to justify oppression, churches continue to playan important role in the lives of African people in SA.

Pope presides over Easter Vigil amid security fears

2017-04-15 21:38

Pope Francis is presiding over a solemn Easter Vigil ceremony marked by heightened security fears following a spate of Islamic-inspired attacks.

Ancient sacred art resurrected in city of Jesus's birth

2017-04-14 21:10

Down a Bethlehem alleyway, sunlight illuminates a golden icon of the Virgin Mary and Jesus, signalling the revival of an ancient art being practised in the workshop inside.

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