Religion

Pope Francis names new cardinals from Haiti, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast
By January 13, 2014 Read More →

Pope Francis names new cardinals from Haiti, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast

Pope Francis is to appoint 19 new cardinals next month, including churchmen from Haiti and Burkina Faso, reflecting his commitment to the poor. Cardinals, who wear red hats and robes, are the most senior clergymen in the Roman Catholic Church below the Pope. Sixteen of the new appointees are under 80, making them eligible to […]

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National Day of Prayer and Reflection across South Africa
By December 8, 2013 Read More →

National Day of Prayer and Reflection across South Africa

President Jacob Zuma will attend a service at the Bryanston Methodist Church to mark the National Day of Prayer and Reflection called to remember former President Nelson Mandela on Sunday 8 December 2013. The day is intended to be open to people of all faiths and none, though South Africa remains a predominantly religious as […]

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Not Church as Usual
By September 22, 2013 Read More →

Not Church as Usual

Not Church as Usual. Those words accurately describe Rivers at Rehoboth, led by Pastor Vanessa M. Brown. New York based, Rivers at Rehoboth is a radically inclusive, multicultural, open & affirming, Non-Denominational Spiritual Family. By Yartish The congregation consists of predominantly same-gender loving individuals who are people-friendly with a bapti-metho-costal style of worship. The Church’s Mission […]

Posted in: Religion, Sep 2013
CHURCH HURT  AND THE LGBT COMMUNITY
By September 22, 2013 Read More →

CHURCH HURT AND THE LGBT COMMUNITY

Will we ever heal and be whole? As I think about the many conversations that I have with my gay brothers, especially, I think of the duality for many when we talk about church. Either we are boys who have a history with the church that doesn’t seem to fit in with our grown man […]

Posted in: Religion, Sep 2013
Black Theology Leader’s Statement: A Prophetic Call to Action
By September 22, 2013 Read More →

Black Theology Leader’s Statement: A Prophetic Call to Action

From July 13-20, 2013, I was privileged to represent God Can Ministries United Church of Christ at the Inaugural Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI) at Princeton Theological Seminary. I was one of 45 clergy, students, and community activists selected for this unique opportunity from all over the United States. By Rev. Anthony Sullivan Presenters […]

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Pope Softens Stance On Gays
By July 30, 2013 Read More →

Pope Softens Stance On Gays

In a show of conciliation from the Vatican, Pope Francis, speaking aboard his Rome-bound jet on Monday, indicated a change in his attitude towards gays and lesbians. “if a person is gay, seeks God, and has good will, who am I to judge? You can’t marginalize these people.” By Nathan James The Pontiff’s remarks came […]

Pope Francis: Who am I to judge gay people?
By July 29, 2013 Read More →

Pope Francis: Who am I to judge gay people?

Pope Francis has said gay people should not be judged or marginalised. Speaking to reporters on a flight back from Brazil, he said: “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?” The Pope’s remarks are being seen as much more conciliatory than his predecessor’s position […]

Egypt Split ‘Between Egyptians and Islamists’
By July 1, 2013 Read More →

Egypt Split ‘Between Egyptians and Islamists’

CAIRO – The Muslim Brotherhood realised a long cherished dream when it came to power last year. The Muslim Brotherhood had faced discrimination since former president Gamal Abdel Nasser came to power in 1956 until the end of Hosni Mubarak’s days. By Hisham Allam Former president Anwar al-Sadat gave them some liberty after he came […]

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Kenya condom ad opposed by Catholic Church
By May 8, 2013 Read More →

Kenya condom ad opposed by Catholic Church

  Kenya’s Roman Catholic Church has condemned a Catholic group for a billboard and newspaper advertising campaign promoting condom use. The US-based Catholics for Choice was planting “negative attitudes” that could destroy the nation’s “moral fibre”, church leaders said. Catholics for Choice defend it, saying it could curb the spread of HIV. Around 1.6 million […]

Pope Francis Takes Over Sexophobic Church
By April 7, 2013 Read More →

Pope Francis Takes Over Sexophobic Church

RIO DE JANEIRO – Jorge Bergoglio begins his papacy as Francis I facing the challenge of a Catholic Church caught up in a burdensome contradiction with modern society, because of its negative attitude to sexuality and women. “There would be much more common sense, efficiency and tenderness in the church, rather than that immense wave […]

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