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May 1, 2008

Church leaders in Uganda are preparing to challenge a government proposal to end the teaching of religious studies in schools after deeming the plan unacceptable in a country where they say the greatest battle is that over morals. "...

April 29, 2008

Anglican Archbishop Benjamin Nzimbi and Catholic Cardinal John Njue of Kenya have welcomed a joint visit by President Mwai Kibaki and his former political opponent, Raila Odinga, now prime minister, to camps for those displaced by recent...

April 25, 2008

The Rev. Gideon Byamugisha, a Ugandan Anglican priest who became the first known African cleric to declare publicly he was HIV-positive, says his conviction has grown that the world can be free of AIDS by 2025 if obstacles, such as...

April 13, 2008

Church leaders in Kenya have cautiously welcomed a new coalition Cabinet announced by President Mwai Kibaki, and are urging citizens to support the government, in which Raila Odinga, the former opposition leader, was named prime minister...

April 9, 2008

An interfaith project to provide clean piped water in eastern Rwanda is a practical way to make amends to Muslims in the east African country who have been marginalized in the past by Christians, says Anglican Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini...

March 6, 2008

Walter Obare, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya, is keeping the charred remains of a Bible retrieved from the ashes of a gutted church.   "We want to keep this one as a reminder of what happened to...

February 27, 2008

Church leaders in Kenya have welcomed the announcement of a power-sharing agreement between President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga as an important step to ending a two-month political crisis in the east African country...

February 27, 2008

Church leaders in Uganda have welcomed the announcement of a "permanent cease-fire" between the government and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), and have said it signals the end of a two-decade-long conflict in the...

February 12, 2008

Uganda-born Archbishop John Sentamu, the second-highest ranking cleric in the Church of England, has urged Kenya's politicians to find a solution to the crisis that has gripped the country since disputed elections at the end of...

February 7, 2008

Religious leaders from different faiths have said they share culpability for Kenya's calamitous state of affairs and they have ended a national day of prayer with a call to all for a new beginning in the east African country....

February 5, 2008

Some Christian leaders in Kenya have commented on what they say is the inability of the country's churches to speak with one voice about the violence that has followed disputed presidential election results, and which has led to the deaths...

February 4, 2008

Tanzanian Anglican Bishop of Western Tanganyika Gerard Mpango has warned that thousands of people who have taken refuge in his country from neighboring Burundi now risk being forced out because of "refugee fatigue" among some of...

January 31, 2008

A senior United Nations official in Burundi has pledged the support of the global body to the peace work of churches and other religious, paying a tribute to their efforts to stabilize the country after more than 10 years of war....

January 30, 2008

Church leaders in Burundi have called on a church-sponsored group led by former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano to reach out to the rebel Palipehutu-Forces for National Liberation (FNL), the last remaining insurgent group in the...

January 23, 2008

Kenyan Cardinal John Njue has made a plea to President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga to engage in talks without any preconditions in order to save their embattled country. His call came on a national day of prayer for...

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