Churches, mosques, synagogues reopen 1 June – here’s what services will be like

2020-05-26 20:25

Some rituals may be avoided during services (of no more than 50 people at a time) – but the state will apparently not determine which.

Donald Trump declared places of worship essential - evidence shows they're super-spreader hotspots

2020-05-25 10:06

Trump says in-person religious services are essential. But evidence shows they can be hotbeds for coronavirus spread.

Donald Trump plans to declare US synagogues, churches, and mosques as essential services

2020-05-22 22:04

Trump likely does not have the authority to "override" individual states and force them to allow houses of worship to hold in-person services – but says he will.

A Ukrainian town is sealed off due to Covid-19 spreading at a monastery

2020-04-23 15:22

According to the Kyiv Post, the town of Pochayiv was quarantined on April 21 after more than 90 people contracted Covid-19 at the monastery.

In sickness and in health: 3 000 masked couples get married in Korean mass wedding despite coronavirus fears

2020-02-11 11:45

Couples put the vow, 'in sickness and in health' to the test.

Four men 'seeking prayer' rob congregant, ransack PE church

2019-07-03 14:45

While one of the men was explaining that he was seeking prayer from the church pastor for his upcoming court case, two of the men produced knives and robbed the congregant.

Louis Trichardt couple die weeks apart

2019-05-20 12:05

Residents in Louis Trichardt have been left shocked by the death of a couple two weeks apart.

An American church is apologising over a video showing students spitting on a pastor, slapping him, and cutting him with a steak knife in a bizarre Easter lesson

2019-04-18 21:15

Ohio Pastor Jaddeus Dempsey said later he had urged the students to do so, in an effort to teach them a lesson about Easter and the crucifixion.

SARS taking steps to ensure religious organisations are tax compliant

2019-03-17 13:56

The revenue service is taking steps to ensure that public benefit organisations, like religious institutions, which are tax exempt remain tax compliant when it comes to their alternative revenue streams.

SARS is eyeing suspect pastors, says tax boss

2019-02-28 15:04

SARS is clamping down on growing tax non-compliance among churches.


California will allow places of worship to hold services with up to 100 attendees

2020-05-26 14:24

California released new state guidelines on Monday allowing places of worship to reopen with limited capacity.

'Bet you stay home now.' A US church that violated coronavirus orders has been burned down

2020-05-23 13:29

A judge previously accused the church of having "insufficient respect for the enormity of the health crisis which the Covid-19 pandemic presents."

OPINION | Covid-19 and the disruption of the Church

2020-05-20 14:00

Currently there are ministers and other church personnel who are struggling to make ends meet since the closure of churches as their salaries are paid from the Sunday collection, writes Nancy Matjie Msibi.

PICS | Coronavirus and church: Pray for SA, Ramaphosa asks ZCC leaders during Sunday visit

2020-04-05 16:26

President Cyril Ramaphosa is leading a delegation of ministers for a meeting with bishops of the Zion Christian Church on Sunday as part of coronavirus interventions, ahead of what is usually a massive Easter pilgrimage to Moria in Limpopo.

Pretoria couple gets surprise wedding – they had no idea it was their wedding day

2019-09-07 21:58

Most married couples will tell you that the wedding day can leave your budget strained becauses it’s such an expensive event to host and there are always unexpected expenses to cover.

ANALYSIS: How Pentecostalism explains Jacob Zuma's defiance and lack of shame

2019-06-27 08:17

While academics have looked at various dimensions of Zuma’s public support, few have taken its religious dimensions seriously.

Meagan Good on why she doesn’t go to church often: “I have been criticised too much”

2019-05-15 13:01

Actress Meagan Good is finally speaking out about being a pastor’s wife and surprisingly, she doesn’t attend church as much we’d think she would.

Gospel artist Oscar Moloi on inspiring and healing people through music

2019-04-18 14:30

The church cushioned and comforted him from life’s adversities.

Papa don't leach: False prophets and real profits

2019-03-04 09:16

The latest antics of some "men of God" got Glenn Bownes thinking again about religion, beliefs and faith – not to mention profiteering "prophets".


2019-02-26 11:48

Pastor Lukau is living large.

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