Application for recognition of Muslim marriages not for symbolic outcome – Women's Legal Centre

2018-04-19 19:15

The Women's Legal Centre has argued in court that the Divorce Act should apply to the dissolution of Muslim marriages.

OPINION: We should teach our children about different religions, no matter what our beliefs are

2018-04-06 14:44

Don't worry - teaching your children about Islam and other religions won't indoctrinate them or push them into adopting that faith. It will only make them more tolerant and perhaps make our world a less frightening place.

Christian consumers campaign against halaal

2018-04-01 06:20

Consumers complain they are forced to buy halaal goods and are ‘manipulated’ into funding Islam.

'Take your soap and your towel and have the best shower' - Angus Buchan on Cape prayer meeting

2018-03-23 10:33

Evangelist Angus Buchan says he is convinced that his "It's Time" mass prayer gathering in Mitchells Plain will be blessed with rain.

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.

 

Vela Shembe is legitimate leader of Shembe Church, court rules

2018-04-13 14:28

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has ruled that the late Vela Shembe is the legitimate leader of the Shembe Church.

Sexual abuse at religious institutions more rife than you think - CRL

2018-04-05 17:28

Sexual abuse complaints against religious leaders are "more vast than we thought", the chairperson of the Cultural, Religious and Language Rights Commission has said.

On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis urges youth to raise their voices

2018-03-25 14:00

Pope Francis has urged young people not to be silent and let their voices be heard during Palm Sunday celebrations.

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.

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