Month

July 2018

All posts published in July 2018

15 posts

Calling the Church out on its inequality

by (~5 min read)

Sadly, the Equality Report produced by the South African Human Rights Commission in South Africa makes for dismal reading and calls on all of us to play our role in creating a more equitable and just society. Here, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya calls the Church to it... More »

The hypocrisy of Obama

by (~6 min read)

Not all were as impressed by the rousing Nelson Mandela Annual lecture given by former US President Barack Obama to a 15 000-strong packed Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. For Mphuthumi Nthabeni his public address was a prime example of the kind of h... More »

What to say of the crisis in the Church?

by (~7 min read)

The sexual abuse crisis that has in recent months come to light in the Chilean Church has left many questioning. Earlier this week the New York Times exposed how popular former archbishop of Washington DC, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, preyed on young men who w... More »

Mandela and the relay race we must run

by (~5 min read)

The binary view of Mandela as either a political saint or a sinner blinds us from seeing our role in the race that Madiba was only a part of. It is a race that is still being run today as Fikile Ntsikelelo Moya outlines for us. I am certain that there are many... More »

The EFF land expropriation proposal

by (~11 min read)

Land expropriation without compensation is what the EFF believes is necessary to redress the great land injustice in South Africa. Mphuthumi Ntabeni takes us through what this means by examining the history of land expropriation and the EFF's proposed way forw... More »

Issues of Faith: Saints

by (~1 min read)

Recently an episode of Issues of Faith on SABC 2 broadcast a documentary about the Saints. The programme includes a discussion on the history of and devotion to the saints in the Catholic Church. It explores who saints are and how they are canonised. The progr... More »

Proving age is but a number

by (~5 min read)

Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya reflects on how the ever-growing cult of ageism robs society and its youth of memory and valuable experience. On the flipside, the dismissal of the youth as having nothing positive to contribute is not any better. Discrimination on the b... More »

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