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News South Africa » Religion: New South African church celebrates drinking alcohol

News channel or source: https://religionnews.com/2018/04/21/new-south-african-church-celebrates-drinking-alcohol/
Publication date: Saturday 21 April 2018

ORANGE FARM, South Africa (AP) — Dressed in a red robe and a gold-trimmed bishop’s miter, the clergyman pours whiskey into his cupped hand and anoints the forehead of the man sitting before him. “You are hereby invested as a minister … This is a ...

News South Africa » Religion: East African Mormons look forward to a Nairobi temple

News channel or source: https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2018/04/18/east-african-mormons-look-forward-to-a-nairobi-temple/
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

The future temple in Kenya, home to more than 13,000 Mormons, will be the eighth in Africa. Three temples are already open on the continent: in Accra, Ghana; Aba State in Nigeria; and Johannesburg, South Africa. Two more temples — in Kinshasa ...

News South Africa » Religion: African cities are battling escalating noise pollution—but religion stands in the way

News channel or source: https://qz.com/1255785/ghana-mosques-to-use-whatsapp-for-call-to-prayers-to-stop-noise-pollution-of-african-cities/
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

Yet urging churches and mosques to desist from noise pollution has been tricky, especially among Africans who have consistently ranked religion as a “very important ... A similar scenario also unfolded in South Africa, especially in the Bo-Kaap ...

News South Africa » Religion: South Africa: Ruling On Muslim Marriages Means Usurping Parliament, Court Hears

News channel or source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201804180650.html
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

The right to freedom of religion meant Muslims followed the dictates of the ... Only "an insensitive government" would nevertheless push ahead. The South African Law Reform Commission was exploring ways to resolve this, Albertus said.

News South Africa » Religion: The Trump administration is paying Focus on the Family to stop the AIDS epidemic in South Africa

News channel or source: https://thinkprogress.org/focus-on-the-family-south-africa-aids-grant-purity-pledges-ae8ff7ca0815/
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

“Focus on the Family now claims to be a church and its programs are designed to promote religion. This grant will fund an abstinence-only program for thousands of teens in schools in South Africa, asking them to take a purity pledge,” she wrote.

News South Africa » Religion: Catholics hail 200 years of existence in southern Africa

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-za/news/other/catholics-hail-200-years-of-existence-in-southern-africa/ar-AAw0QNi
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

About 4 million southern African Catholics will celebrate the 200th anniversary of their freedom of religion in the country in June ... The Catholic Church started in South Africa in 1804 when Jacob Abraham de Mist, commissioner- general of the Cape ...

News South Africa » Religion: US diplomat who helped thousands of black South Africans get a medical education

News channel or source: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-04-16-herb-kaiser-us-diplomat-whose-project-helped-thousands-of-black-south-africans-get-a-medical-education/
Publication date: onday 16 April 2018

Herb was a most accomplished political analyst. His knowledge of South African history, politics, religion, economics, and culture was encyclopedic. Listening to his briefings on what was going on around us in that complex society was like auditing a ...

News South Africa » Religion: African, European bishops: Globalization demands vigilance from Church

News channel or source: https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2018/04/16/african-european-bishops-globalization-demands-vigilance-from-church/
Publication date: onday 16 April 2018

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — While globalization at its best can enable ... including economics, politics, culture and religion,” said an April 16 statement by the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences and the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences ...

News South Africa » Religion: Cultural elements affect Mormon missionary work in Africa

News channel or source: http://universe.byu.edu/2018/04/16/cultural-elements-affect-mormon-missionary-work-in-africa/
Publication date: onday 16 April 2018

(Lauren Malner) Christianity is the main religion in sub-Saharan Africa, comprising 63 percent of the population ... On the other hand, many South Africans grew up with more subdued music in Methodist churches and do not see the piano as an issue.

News South Africa » Religion: South Africa: We Need to Avoid Being Dogmatic About the Diversity Debate

News channel or source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201804120122.html
Publication date: Wednesday 11 April 2018

South Africa continues to come to terms with centuries of oppression of particular groups of people based on their gender, race, religion and sexuality. With our apartheid past it is understandable that these issues will continue to be a sensitive point ...