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Mourning the loss of human touch

Reflecting on the restrictions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sean van Staden comments on the importance of human touch and personal contact to foster our relationships with one another and with God.

Church and civil society need collaboration to end gender-based violence

August is Women's Month in South Africa. Mahadi Buthelezi says that it is impossible to speak about freedom for women without first...

A call for the Church to lead the healing of racism in South Africa

Reacting to the ongoing protests in the United States following the killing of George Floyd by police officers and the lack of...

Lockdown disruption: The real impact on the lives of citizens

The South African government's announcement of a national lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 caught many people by surprise. It came...

We are the Church

2020 is not turning out to be what we expected. The economy is in dire straits, schooling has been disrupted, and community-based...

More than a building: The Church is not on lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has had a deep impact on our ability to be community. Mathibela Sebothoma reflects that although we share the...

Rediscovering church

Michaela van Nierop relates how growing up in a Catholic home and attending a Protestant school left her frustrated because the two religious traditions...

The Amazon Synod: Gifts, Disappointments & Challenges

The recently concluded Amazon Synod resulted several recommendations on pastoral solutions to some of the problems faced by the people of God...

Women remain unheard

After a week that saw multiple violent crimes against women, Paulina French asks what the men in our churches are doing to...

Married Priests? — Synod on the Amazon formally opens the discussion

The forthcoming Synod of Bishops on the Amazon could have significant implications for the Church. On the agenda is the discussion of the possibility for married clergy in the Catholic Church as Annemarie Paulin-Campell discovered.

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School culture at the heart of shaping new education futures

In a previous article, Mark Potterton described the educational potential of technology but cautioned against reducing learning to an online experience. In...

“Homosexual people have a right to be in a family… nobody should be thrown out,” says Pope Francis

Pope Francis is in the headlines again after a documentary film by the Russian Jew, Evgeny Afineevsky, was premiered at the Rome...

Getting back to normal — Is it even possible?

The world has changed dramatically in less than a year. Shrikant Peters looks beyond the immediate health crisis and examines the impact...

World hunger motivated me to enter the Mrs Gauteng pageant

Mahadi Buthelezi recently entered the Mrs Gauteng 2021 pageant and has been selected as one of the finalists. In her column this...