Zimbabwe

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March 6, 2009

The bishops of the Church of the Province of Central Africa have issued a statement in which they "cautiously welcome" the formation of a national unity government in Zimbabwe and urge its political leaders "to put the interests of the people and the development of the nation in the fore."...

February 25, 2009

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Archbishop of York John Sentamu have launched a joint appeal to help counter the humanitarian crisis and deteriorating political situation in Zimbabwe.

The archbishops' appeal for Zimbabwe "highlights the support needed by churches, which are...

February 18, 2009

Southern African church leaders have yet to endorse the new power-sharing government in Zimbabwe where citizens are hoping for a revival of the country's inflation-ravaged economy, the reinstitution of the rule of law and the creation of an internationally-recognized administration.

"The...

February 9, 2009

The Zimbabwe Christian Alliance says it hopes the country's proposed government of national unity will see the rule of law established in the country immediately and that it will release all political prisoners.

The grouping that includes Roman Catholics, Protestants, Anglicans,...

February 3, 2009

The head of Zimbabwe's Anglican Diocese of Harare, Bishop Sebastian Bakare, says his congregation is looking to divine intervention as renegade former bishop Nolbert Kunonga and a small breakaway faction deny worshippers access to church property.

 

"We have exhausted all channels...

February 3, 2009

Zimbabwe's economic and socio-political breakdown is a "matter of grave concern," Anglican primates said in a February 3 statement calling on President Robert Mugabe to step down and urging "the implementation of the rule of law and the restoration of democratic processes" in the devastated...

January 21, 2009

A forum of South African church leaders has said former president Thabo Mbeki must step down as mediator of the process to solve the political crisis in Zimbabwe after years of failure.

"We respectfully call for the intervention of the African Union and the appointment of a new...

December 18, 2008

Renegade Zimbabwean Anglican Bishop Nolbert Kunonga, who broke ties with his church earlier in 2008, has ordained 33 deacons and priests to serve in his self-styled Anglican Province of Zimbabwe.

Kunonga was in May excommunicated from the Anglican church after he decided to break away...

December 12, 2008

More than 50 Anglicans and Episcopalians were among 1,400 participants attending the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) general assembly in Mozambique, adding their voices to those of ecumenical partners addressing issues of justice, liberation and human rights throughout the African...

December 12, 2008

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches, the Rev. Samuel Kobia, has offered support to former South African president Thabo Mbeki "in his very difficult task" of negotiating an end to the crisis in Zimbabwe.

Kobia and Mbeki shared a platform in Maputo on December 12, the...

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