Private school for cult leader’s kids

2018-03-18 06:03

He wouldn’t allow his congregants to send their children to school and forbade them from having relationships with anyone outside his so-called church.

Police answer community's prayers, remove painting off notorious Ngcobo mountain

2018-03-14 18:32

Eastern Cape police officers have responded to requests by members of the Ngcobo community, who have asked for words written on a mountain in their village, by members of the controversial Seven Angels Ministry, to be removed.

Mosque approved for group that sued after racist attacks

2018-03-14 08:30

A New Jersey city has finally given approval to a Muslim group's bid to build a mosque, ending a saga that started last summer when Bayonne turned down the project and the group sued.

Pakistan activists say court ruling on religion threatens minorities

2018-03-11 22:00

Rights activists in Pakistan have expressed concern over a court ruling that would require people to declare their religion on all official documents, saying it could lead to the persecution of minorities, particularly adherents of the Ahmadi faith.

How Ngcobo cult kept its sex slaves

2018-03-11 06:00

Sordid details are now emerging of the killer cult in the Eastern Cape town of Ngcobo, whose leaders and members allegedly murdered five officers at the local police station last month.

PICS: Son of a gun! US couples take weapons to church ceremony

2018-03-01 12:28

Dozens of US couples have donned crowns and cradled guns at a controversial ceremony in a Pennsylvania church, forcing a nearby school to close and angering protesters.

Philippine Catholics protest bill to legalise divorce

2018-02-25 08:19

Around 2 000 Roman Catholic Filipinos protest in Manila against a push to legalise divorce, with church groups also using the "Walk for Life" march to slam Philippnine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drugs war.

Religious bodies may have to pay tax

2018-02-08 13:27

A proposal that could see religious organisations paying income tax has been met with a mixed reception by their umbrella bodies.

Man who attacked London Muslims imprisoned for over 40 years

2018-02-03 07:08

A man who drove into worshippers near a London mosque, killing one man and injuring more than a dozen people, has been sentenced to at least 43 years in prison.

SA's 'anti-gay' marriage officers: Fierce debate looms as MP demands change

2018-01-27 15:41

A private bill has been lodged by Congress of the People MP, Deidre Carter, that seeks to have the “right of refusal” of state employed marriage officers taken away.


Ngcobo massacre: Panel talks of magic, money and mayhem

2018-03-17 07:38

Christianity is in a state of emergency, says the chairperson of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities.

Poor attendance puts a damper on #FakeProphetsMustFall march

2018-03-14 18:16

Around 70 people have gathered at the Joburg Theatre to call for an investigation into false prophets.

FOR SA echoes call for commission of inquiry into Ngcobo massacre

2018-03-12 19:49

Citizens are entitled to follow their beliefs, but are not free to break the laws of South Africa in the process, as has happened with the case involving the Seven Angels Ministry, Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) has said.

Zuma attends KZN church service as part of ANC's voter registration drive

2018-03-11 12:16

Former president Jacob Zuma has attended a church service at the KwaMashu Christian Centre, in the north of Durban, as part of the ANC's voter registration drive.

Vatican magazine denounces nuns' servitude

2018-03-02 06:25

A Vatican magazine is denouncing how nuns are often treated like indentured servants by cardinals and bishops, for whom they cook and clean for next to no pay.

Families reunite with loved ones as Ngcobo church is temporarily closed

2018-02-27 06:15

The emerging collapse of the Seven Angels Ministry – linked to the murders of five police officers and one retired soldier in Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape - has brought closure to some families, who have seen their long-lost loved ones return home.

Day of doom for pastor as court finds him guilty of assault

2018-02-09 22:00

Lethebo Rabalago, the "prophet" who made headlines in 2016 for spraying his congregants with Doom claiming that it would heal them, has been found guilty of assault.

Madagascar's secret society

2018-02-04 12:23

The impoverished natural wonder that is the African island of Madagascar remains a deeply conservative society, where the LGBTI community is forced to organise in secret and mostly keep their sexual orientations to themselves, reports Domoina Ratsara

Muslims urged to use as little water as possible for ablutions before prayer

2018-01-30 07:18

Cape Town’s Islamic community has been urged to save water by using as little as possible when performing mandatory ablutions before prayer.

SARS to probe tax compliance in religious sector

2018-01-26 21:41

SARS will be engaging with religious institutions on its plans to investigate tax non-compliance in the religious sector.

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