April 22, 2007

Anglican bishops in central Africa, unlike their Roman Catholic counterparts who have called for pressure on the Zimbabwe government to be stepped up, are urging the European Union and the United States to scrap sanctions placed on the country's ruling elite.

"We, the bishops, are...

July 23, 2003

Zimbabwe's main church bodies have launched a project to heal victims of the politically motivated violence that has plagued the southern African nation for the past three years.

The Rev. Patson Netha, a member of the project's organizing committee, said the venture seeks to promote "...

June 25, 2003

Zimbabwe's outspoken Roman Catholic bishop insists he will continue to speak out on violations of human rights, denying allegations that he intends to found a new political party to topple President Robert Mugabe.

'I am not a politician but a churchman and a defender of human rights,'...

May 23, 2003

The heads of Zimbabwe's main Christian associations have called on citizens to dedicate themselves to fasting and prayer for 'divine intervention' in the face of an unprecedented political and economic crisis.

The church leaders appealed to all churches and Christians in Zimbabwe to...

April 29, 2003

In an unprecedented move, more than 200 Roman Catholics in Harare passed a no-confidence vote on President Robert Mugabe's government over the deteriorating human rights situation and economic decline in Zimbabwe.

'We ask, as our Christian duty and in the name of Christ our Lord, that...

March 25, 2003

Church and civic group leaders in Zimbabwe have demanded the 'immediate repeal' of a security law that went into effect last year curtailing freedom of movement and of expression and forbidding public meetings without police permission.

'Since its enactment, the Public Order and...

March 18, 2003

Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of Cape Town, South Africa, has been urging opposing political forces in Zimbabwe to engage in dialogue in efforts to end the crisis plaguing the nation. 'The country is facing serious humanitarian and political crises, worsened by lack of trust among...

April 4, 2002

The Anglican bishop of Harare, Nolbert Kunonga, has been named in a list of Zimbabweans banned from the United States.

Kunonga, who once praised President Robert Mugabe as being more Christian than himself, joins more than two dozen of the president's influential associates and...

February 20, 2002

The South African Press Association reports that Zimbabwean police on February 16 arrested 11 people, including an Anglican clergyman, at a meeting held in the western city of Bulawayo to pray for peace in the run-up to next month's presidential elections in Zimbabwe.

Church officials...