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November 30, 2009

In advance of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, Kenyans living with HIV gathered at Nairobi's All Saints Anglican Cathedral to send 10,000 Thanksgiving Day postcards to U.S. President Barack Obama. The cards express gratitude for Obama's...

November 20, 2009

A cleric who has in the past spoken out against injustices emanating from violence that ravages people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo due to regional inter-ethnic violence has said he is now afraid to talk about it. The...

November 11, 2009

Africa's largest church grouping is calling for urgent international re-engagement on southern Sudan, saying resettlement programs are failing and a fragile peace pact is being flouted. The All Africa Conference of Churches, whose...

October 27, 2009

Churches have the right to determine dress code in their own schools, Christian leaders in Kenya's coastal region have said after their rulings on the wearing of the hijab, a headscarf often worn by Muslim women, were questioned by local...

October 26, 2009

A decision by the (Lutheran) Church of Sweden to allow same-sex marriages to be celebrated in churches has been criticized by Lutheran churches in Africa and also by the (Anglican) Church of England. A majority of the Church of Sweden...

October 22, 2009

An Anglican church leader in Uganda has rejected proposals that homosexuals should face the death penalty for sexual assault in some cases, but says that prison terms should remain as a deterrent. "We want to state categorically that...

October 12, 2009

Church leaders and civil society groups in Kenya are calling for investigations into reports that communities are arming themselves ahead of national elections in the east African country scheduled for 2012. "If it is true, this very...

September 17, 2009

The head of Kenya's largest Protestant church grouping, the Rev. Peter Karanja, says people who instigated violence after the disputed 2007 elections in the east African country must be held to account. "Those who have wronged others...

September 7, 2009

Anglican Archbishop Ian Ernest of the Indian Ocean province is calling on political leaders in Madagascar to set aside their political agendas, and put people first. "I know it is difficult because of the delicate situation, but as a...

September 2, 2009

Kenya's vice president has told leaders of Africa's Anglican churches that fidelity holds the key to halting the spread of the HIV virus on the continent. UNAIDS, the United Nations program on HIV and AIDS, projects the number of...

August 24, 2009

Christians and Muslims in Kenya's coastal region are embroiled in a row over the control of schools, stirring tensions which both groups warn could destabilize peaceful co-existence between the two faiths. "There is a problem here,"...

August 10, 2009

Protestant churches in Kenya are warning that greed is destroying the country's environment, bringing drought, famine, hunger, malnutrition and general scarcity. "We are today reaping the fruits ... greed and imprudence sowed in the...

July 31, 2009

Christians in Kenya say Islamic courts are not necessary but some unnamed Muslims in the east African country have been quoted as saying if such institutions are not in the constitution, they could break away and form their own state. This...

July 4, 2009

Protestant churches in Kenya have dispatched one of their leaders to the International Criminal Court at The Hague to deliver a one-million signature petition urging investigations of post-election violence. "I will execute the...

June 24, 2009

The government of Tanzania says it will keep tax exemptions for religious organizations, after Christian and Muslim leaders in the country lobbied for their retention. "The church has been contributing to community development...

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