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November 6, 2008

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has criticized political leaders across the spectrum for calling their opponents "snakes," "dogs" and "counter-revolutionaries" and for using "militaristic metaphors" and "the vocabulary of violence."

Delivering the...

November 5, 2008

Twenty-six-year-old Jesse Zink considers himself a missionary; just not a traditional one.

"I have no interest in thumping the Bible over any poor people's heads in the middle of nowhere," he said during a recent visit to the Episcopal Church Center in New York.

God's work is "...

October 7, 2008

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has commended Christian communicators for support that helped liberate his country from minority white rule, and has appealed for their continued assistance in the post-apartheid era.

"We are free today because you supported us," Tutu...

October 6, 2008

South African Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has said he supports the formation of a new political party in South Africa because the country has effectively become a one-party state that needs a strong opposition. "I would think you really need to have a viable opposition...

May 23, 2008

Church leaders in Zambia have called on the country's president, Levy Mwanawasa, who chairs the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), to convene a special meeting of the region's leaders to deal with a wave of xenophobic violence in South Africa.

 

"SADC heads of state...

May 9, 2008

A three-day workshop has resulted in a new partnership to ensure that grassroots communities in Africa take center stage in development programs.

The May 6-8 workshop, held at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, South Africa, was part of an initiative by African Monitor (AM) and Inter...

April 9, 2008

South African churches have urged their President Thabo Mbeki to work vigorously to get Zimbabwe to release full election results without delay, while Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says Robert Mugabe can still redeem himself by stepping down as president.

"The...

June 8, 2007

Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa told the 3rd South African AIDS Conference in Durban on June 8 to "spend more time looking through the eyes of children."

In his Nkosi Johnson Lecture to the conference, Ndungane urged participants to remember the...

March 1, 2007

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, is scheduled to be in South Africa and Angola March 5-13 as part of an official visit to the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, one of the 12 Anglican Provinces on the African continent. The visit, announced in the Archbishop's Presidential...

September 2, 2004

The Provincial Secretaries of the Anglican Communion met in Johannesburg from August 26 to September 2, 2004. This was the fifth conference in a series started in the 1980s and the first to be held in Africa. The conference, like those before it, was an informal meeting designed to assist...

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