South Africa

Articles

July 31, 2003

For Archbishop Njongonlulu Ndungane of Cape Town, global reconciliation means addressing a worldwide economic system that devalues human life and contradicts Christian belief and witness.

The gap between rich and poor is “a devastating chasm” that is “continuing to widen,” said the...

June 13, 2003

'You'll be surprised at how little of Rome there is in the Roman Catholic Church in South Africa,' says Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, one of the world's youngest cardinals and head of the Roman Catholic Church in South Africa.

The church is growing fast with new places of worship being built...

April 16, 2003

A report prepared for the Church of the Province of South Africa (CPSA), released this month, cites examples of same-sex unions in traditional indigenous African societies and the South African constitution's sexual orientation non-discrimination clause in arguing for a new approach by the...

March 25, 2003

As he presented the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to South African President Thabo Mbeki, Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu recommended that $270 million be paid to the 20,000 victims who, he said, had waited 'too long.' He called on big businesses, who had been...

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...

February 13, 2003

'Once perpetrators begin to examine their evil, go beyond just feeling guilty about it, and allow themselves to feel true remorse, they're human again--not monsters,' an Anglican South African educator who was a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission told an audience at a seminar on...

November 20, 2002

Speaking at an interfaith peace summit, South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma has invited Africa's religious leaders to play a 'key role' in monitoring efforts by political leaders seeking to bring peace to the strife-torn continent.

The mid-October summit brought together leaders...

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