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Calling for active participation — in our politics and in our religion

We might owe greater respect to those who made a principled decision not to vote than to those who did so as a matter of course. That applies to our religious practice too. Are we living our faith or simply meeting obligations, asks Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya.

Why we hardly hear from the smaller political parties

With less than three weeks to go to until voting day, Lia Marx is still struggling to decide who to vote for. Is there any value to voting for a smaller political party, she asks. And, if so why is their voice so marginal in the media?

Democracy is not association by nostalgia, race, class, clan or tribe

The failures in our present political system are glaring. Nonetheless, Mphuthumi Nthabeni argues that we hold the lion’s share of the blame, for not taking seriously the power we're given to choose our political leaders.

Southern African bishops will discuss the sex abuse crisis, political violence and elections

At the opening Mass of the February 2019 Plenary Session of the Southern African Catholic bishops, secretary general, Sr Hermenegild Makoro, told...

The Church should help heal Zimbabwe

In the aftermath of Zimbabwe’s elections, in which six persons died, a leading educationist, Jesuit Fr Joe Arimoso says to Vatican News that it...

Zimbabwe: No big changes are expected from the elections, and the economy is on the verge of collapsing

Longtime missionary and one-time prisoner, Jesuit Father Brian MacGarry, shares his feelings in an interview about the upcoming Zimbabwean election. Agenzia Fides reports.Harare -...

The Bishops: “Elections are an opportunity to build a new Zimbabwe”

Fides News Agency reports how the Bishops of Zimbabwe have released a new pastoral letter, entitled "Opening a new door" in which they state...

ZCBC: Elections could open a new door for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s forthcoming elections on 30 July could be a pivotal moment in the country’s history, say the Catholic Bishops of Zimbabwe. In a pastoral letter, the bishops have called for Zimbabweans to vote for the good of the country and to pray for the country's moment of grace. 

As Zimbabwe election approaches, Christian leaders stress peace, civility

As Zimbabwe prepares for its major presidential election next month, Christian leaders in Zimbabwe are stressing the need for calm and peace in the...

Dear Cyril, we’re gasping for air

South Africans are waiting for clarity from Cyril Ramaphosa on the future of Jacob Zuma, but with every meeting called and statement issued without definitive information, the country's faith in the ANC's new leadership takes a substantial knock. Mphuthumi Ntabeni writes a second letter to the new ANC president urging him to act swiftly or risk losing everything.

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