Leaders of all significant South African churches, including the Catholic Church, have condemned the evident “plundering of public resources”, blatant waste of taxpayers’ money, prevailing corruption, and weakening of public institutions.
Category: Justice & Peace
Catholic Asia Bibi has been held in solitary confinement in Pakistan since November 2010, when she was sentenced to hang for insulting Muhammad, the founder of Islam. Ashiq Masih, her husband, said that if...
If we are looking for an example of Christian unity in action, we should look to the Palestinian Christians, and other Christian communities in the Middle East. This was one of the messages in...
While applauding the courage of finance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s in presenting himself to the Zondo Commission on state capture, the SACBC Justice and Peace Commission has called on him to resign. At the commission’s...
The CPLO has warned that shack-building is increasing due to high levels of unemployment and urbanisation, with the number of households living in backyard-dwellings up by 55% during the previous decade.
As the United States approaches its annual day to remember the more than 1 million American combatants who have died in the country’s many wars, it is most appropriate to ask ourselves, “What would be the wisest and most loving way to celebrate Memorial Day?”
Father Pat Connor was on his way from a graduate class at the University of Memphis to St. Joseph Hospital to visit a priest friend the evening of April 4, 1968.
The Justice & Peace Commission of Durban archdiocese hosted a workshop on advocacy, lobbying and training at Albert Falls Conference Centre. The workshop was presented by archdiocese J&P coordinator Kalie Senyane, with chaplain Fr Cyril Xaba, Fr Sipho Mbatha of Eshowe diocese, Robert Mafinyori of the SACBC Justice & Peace Commission, and Dr Kudakwashe Shonhiwa of Peace Oasis International.
Bishop Abel Gabuza of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference’s Justice and Peace Commission (J&P) has called on the new minister of mineral resources to prioritise environmental challenges associated with mining, especially the protection of water against the pursuit of short-term economic gains in the mining industry.
The bishops’ Justice & Peace Commission has challenged 21 mining companies to explain why they use tax havens. New research conducted for J&P shows that the 21 companies have 117 subsidiaries in tax havens.
Tony Magliano discusses how Pope Francis has made two major stands – the death penalty and anti-nuke – placing the Church firmly in the seamless pro-life in all forms camp
The human rights of the vulnerable and the excluded in our society are being violated by unhygienic sanitation problems such as the bucket toilet system