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November 29, 2011

African churches need to urge governments to do more to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, according to a prominent Ugandan Anglican cleric who was the first religious leader on the continent to declare publicly his HIV-positive status....

November 29, 2011

[Ecumenical News International, Nairobi, Kenya] As new HIV/AIDS infections and related deaths decline, Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya discussed how to improve their strategies at a Nov. 23-25 conference in Nairobi titled “...

November 28, 2011

As new HIV/AIDS infections and related deaths decline, Christian and Muslim leaders in Kenya discussed how to improve their strategies at a Nov. 23-25 conference in Nairobi titled "Doing More, Doing Better: Towards Zero New Infections...

November 18, 2011

[Ecumenical News International] As legislators in Uganda prepare to re-open debate on a bill that would harshly punish homosexuals, a church leader who campaigns for gay rights has renewed his call for tolerance and compassion....

November 17, 2011

As legislators in Uganda prepare to re-open debate on a bill that would harshly punish homosexuals, a church leader who campaigns for gay rights has renewed his call for tolerance and compassion. Christopher Ssenyonjo, former Anglican...

November 8, 2011

About 200 young people traveling in a caravan of buses left Nairobi on Nov. 7 to promote action on climate change. Their two-week trip, punctuated with music, dance and drama and sponsored by faith-based and secular groups, will end in...

October 23, 2011

Faith groups in East Africa are offering counseling and aid to victims of sea piracy off the coast of Somalia, primarily in the Indian Ocean from the Gulf of Aden in the Arabian Sea to the Eastern Indian Ocean near the Mozambique Channel...

October 3, 2011

Kenya should immediately relocate people living in areas with a high risk of disaster, said Kenya's Anglican Archbishop Eliud Wabukala after a series of recent tragedies shook the East African country. "We strongly call on...

September 26, 2011

Church leaders in Kenya paid tribute to Wangari Maathai, the first African woman Nobel Peace prize winner, who died on Sept. 25, as a person who cared for God's creation through campaigning for environmental protection. Maathai died at...

September 13, 2011

At Holy Family Roman Catholic Basilica in Nairobi, African workers were recently singing lively Christian worship songs as they broke ground for the construction of a new office block for the Nairobi archdiocese. However, they were not...

August 30, 2011

The Sudan Council of Churches has dispatched peace teams to calm regions of Jonglei state in South Sudan, where humanitarian agencies say hundreds have died and more than 26,000 people have been displaced in inter-ethnic fighting. The Rev...

August 10, 2011

As Christians in South Sudan mark one month after independence, churches in the Muslim north are facing pressure from government officials and members of the public who are demanding their closure. The development is causing some church...

June 29, 2011

The government must allow humanitarian access to civilians who have been displaced by the fighting in Sudan's Southern Kordofan state, Sudanese clergy said, amid reports of continued bombardment in the Nuba Mountains. They warned that...

June 23, 2011

The church must be clear about the need to care for the environment, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams said in Nairobi June 23 while addressing a symposium discussing the mission of the church in the 21st century. "Caring for the...

June 16, 2011

The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) is looking forward to working with the faith communities in Africa on environmental issues, retired South African Anglican Bishop Geoffrey Davies said. The bishop's comments follow...

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