ARTICLES RELATING TO RELIGION

Suspected arson attack at East Jerusalem mosque

2020-01-24 17:00

Israeli police have launched a manhunt after an apparent arson attack, accompanied by Hebrew-language graffiti, on a mosque in occupied East Jerusalem.

Another couple disappointed after Beloftebos venue stands firm on LGBTQI+ weddings policy

2020-01-20 17:34

A same-sex couple was angered and disappointed after a wedding venue in the Western Cape declined to host their wedding – and it wasn't the first time the venue declined to host a function.

Landisa: I was shunned for getting pregnant out of wedlock. I finally know it does not define me

2019-12-06 08:51

My parents are not evil people, but knowing that I disappointed them was too much to bear and I do not wish that feeling that I felt one anyone, writes Theolla Langenhoven.

SAHRC probing allegations of religious discrimination in Limpopo premier's office

2019-12-03 07:08

The SA Human Rights Commission in Limpopo is investigating staff in the Limpopo premier's office following allegations of religious discrimination.

Brass valuables, including pulpit, stolen from Cape Town church

2019-11-19 20:41

Brass valuables, including a pulpit, valued at about R200 000 has been stolen from a Cape Town church as brazen thieves struck holy ground.

'I hereby repent' - Angus Buchan cancels 'Jewish and Afrikaans nations' meeting

2019-11-12 15:26

Evangelist pastor Angus Buchan has cancelled his planned meeting with an emphasis on the so-called "Jewish and Afrikaans nations" after he was met with an angry backlash over his statement that only these groups shared a "covenant" with God.

Landisa: I'm a qualified pastor. Here's why I went to Johannesburg Pride

2019-11-08 09:26

Many people came to hug us, some with tears as they told us that they had never heard this message of acceptance from the church before.

SAHRC to investigate hate speech complaints over use of Diwali fireworks

2019-10-30 22:12

The South African Human Rights Commission says it will investigate complaints related to alleged hate speech directed at people of the Hindu faith on social media.

Anti-gay pastor served for allegedly defying court ruling: ‘I will come out and preach the same message’

2019-10-30 20:59

A Cape Town pastor, who may find himself behind bars for defying a court order barring him from making anti-gay comments, accused the SA Human Rights Commission of trying to make an example of him.

Curro pupil speaks: 'Stop the satanic panic, art is meant to provoke thought'

2019-10-23 19:47

The KwaZulu-Natal Grantleigh Curro pupil who produced the artwork that a pastor considered to be "demonic" has explained that his pieces are not satanic, but a critique of the "commercialisation of contemporary organised religion".

 

Couple to take Beloftebos to Equality Court for refusal to host same-sex wedding reception

2020-01-23 17:35

Two women who were turned away when they tried to book the Beloftebos Wedding Venue for their reception, are taking the owners of the venue to the Equality Court.

Bushiri’s New Year’s Eve service: More than 100 000 worshippers set to fill FNB stadium in Soweto

2019-12-28 21:16

Thousands of worshippers, of the Enlightened Christian Gathering led by controversial Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, are expected to converge on the FNB stadium in Soweto on New Year’s Eve.

Dozens of Jewish graves vandalised at cemetery in eastern France

2019-12-04 06:04

More than 100 graves were found covered with swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg in eastern France on Tuesday, officials said, just hours after similar vandalism in a nearby village.

Landisa: How the pastor's sermon about rejecting fear made me fear life

2019-11-22 07:51

“Fear the kids standing on the corner smoking, because they will deceive you,” my mother taught.

Methodist Church of Southern Africa inducts first female presiding bishop

2019-11-18 19:25

Bishop Purity Malinga has become the Methodist Church of Southern Africa's first female presiding bishop.

Christian group to brief media following meeting with Angus Buchan over controversial 'covenant' comments

2019-11-12 09:22

Following remarks by evangelist pastor Angus Buchan that only Jewish and Afrikaans people shared a covenant with God, the Christian Leaders Forum will host a media briefing after meeting with Buchan.

Angus Buchan apologises for saying only 'Jewish and Afrikaans people' have 'covenant with God'

2019-11-06 11:11

Evangelist Pastor Angus Buchan has apologised for his remarks, captured in an audio recording, that only Jewish and Afrikaans people shared a covenant with God.

Mandla Mandela calls for arrest of suspects who desecrated Muslim graves

2019-10-30 21:00

Mandla Mandela has called for the arrest of those who destroyed 80 Muslim tombstones and graves in the Mowbray Muslim cemetery in Cape Town.

Octogenerian tries to burn mosque, shoots and injures two: police

2019-10-28 22:11

An 84-year-old man shot and seriously wounded two other men in their 70s when they surprised him trying to burn a mosque in Bayonne in southwest France, police said.

Controversial 'demonic' art project at Curro school taken down amid Christian outcry - pastor

2019-10-23 15:00

Grantleigh Curro's controversial art exhibition on the relationship between money and religion has been taken down in the wake of an outcry that it was 'demonical', the man who complained about it says.

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