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November 23, 2011

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has urged South Africans to join world faith leaders, political leaders and pop stars at an "extraordinary" mass rally on Nov. 27 at the King's Park Stadium in Durban.

The archbishop is to host the "We Have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice" rally and...

September 2, 2010

Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops in South Africa have urged the government to withdraw and redraft a proposed media law that critics say would allow authorities to classify virtually any official information as secret.

"We believe that the bill violates the spirit of openness and...

August 20, 2010

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Roman Catholic Cardinal Wilfrid Napier are among hundreds of high-profile South Africans calling on their compatriots to oppose a proposed media law that critics say resembles apartheid legislation.

In an unscripted speech on Aug. 18...

August 19, 2010

South Africa's public service strike is hurting hospital patients and students, and the government and unions should act to end it, says the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Aug. 19 called for essential staff in institutions such as hospitals to return to work...

July 14, 2010

The South African Council of Churches says it is taking measures in the country's nine provinces to assist possible victims of xenophobia following some attacks in the Western Cape province.

"We will set up the hotline where we will be collating complaints from any person that is...

June 9, 2010

A group of African Christian and Muslim leaders is warning of increased vulnerability to HIV infections during the soccer World Cup in South Africa which runs for a month from June 11.

The world soccer extravaganza is coming to Africa for the first time, and the religious leaders want...

May 24, 2010

"Let us all pray that God will bless the World Cup," said Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa on May 24 as he launched a special prayer for the international soccer tournament.

"It is a short and simple prayer which is easy to learn, and I hope many people...

May 24, 2010

With less than three weeks until England's opening match with the USA in South Africa, the Church of England has published three prayers for the World Cup: two for the teams, the hosts and the fans -- and one for those not interested. The prayers ask for blessings on all those involved, for...

May 10, 2010

South Africa's "green bishop" says those who have exploited the African continent should repay an "ecological debt."

"We now know that we can have clean energy, and companies that have contributed to the climate change must pay," Anglican Bishop Geoffrey Davies told Ecumenical News...

April 6, 2010

Christian leaders in South Africa have condemned the slaying of an extreme right wing leader in the country, Eugene Terre'Blanche, and have called on political leaders to urge restraint at a time of rising racial tension. A song promoted by the leader of the youth wing of the ruling African...

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