With renewed moves to decriminalise prostitution and the African National Congress at last year’s national conference pledging support for that, the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) has warned that there are no easy policy solutions.
Mainstream Churches, including the Catholic Church, have spoken out against a night vigil and march in support of former President Jacob Zuma organised by an interfaith body.
Robin Hood, the legendary hero of English folklore who took from the rich to give to the poor – whose very name conjures up thoughts of fairness, justice and love for the oppressed – stands in stark contrast to President Trump who wants to take from poor and give to the rich.
Responding to the budget speech made by finance minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday, a Church analyst said that it seems to be a “fairly sincere attempt” to help South Africans escape out of the “fiscal pit” that the administration under Jacob Zuma had dug during his tenure as president.
While many South Africans across the country have welcomed the resignation of President Jacob Zuma and the swearing in of African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa, they are urged not to “overlook the many lessons that can be learnt from the turmoil of the Zuma years
A United States university will join up with South African bodies for an ecumenical conference on religion and racial justice in South Africa and the US.
Division and corruption shall be the legacy of Jacob Zuma’s reign over our country. But the decision to announce free tertiary education for households with joint incomes below R350000 a year is the right one.
The Christian contribution to politics often seems to come only from “the declarations of the bishops” and not from Catholic lay men and women who are called to bring the Gospel to their activities in public life
Father Fidelis Mukonori, parliamentary liaison officer for Harare Archdiocese, is trying to mediate a graceful exit for the 93-year-old president, who has led Zimbabwe for 37 years.
Church leaders in Zimbabwe called for calm and for an interim government after the military seized power Nov. 15. After meeting in the capital, Harare, the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations called for an interim government to be formed to “oversee the smooth transition to a free and fair election.”
According to several news reports, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has taken her political campaign to become the next leader of the African National Congress, and therefore possibly the next president of South Africa, to the Catholic church in Mariannhill diocese.
Bishops from the metropolitan region of Durban at their second annual meeting have resolved to uphold a 1981 resolution by the SACBC that no party political speeches are to be permitted at Church events.