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Christian-based parties vying for political space

Some Christian-based formations vying for elections say their rise into political space is not only informed by lack morality and integrity in the political arena. Instead, it is an undying need to champion the fight against economic inequality as well as creating a conducive environment for development. The CPM, ACDP[…]

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MJC lauds unifying spirit in Malmesbury community

The Muslim Judicial Council has lauded the positive spirit of Malmesbury residents and says its encouraged by the display of unity and harmony in the community, in the wake of last week’s brutal murders at the mosque. The community has been rocked by the murder of two Muslim men stabbed[…]

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Jakarta’s Christian governor Purnama in blasphemy row

Jakarta’s Christian governor has been formally named a suspect on blasphemy allegations after claims that he insulted Islam led to a violent mass protest by Muslim groups in the Indonesian capital. After a lengthy preliminary investigation, police said that the allegations against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is also a member[…]

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Easter: A reflection on interfaith relations in the Cape

In a world in which members of all ethic, cultural and religious groups have fought for acknowledgement and respect, today we witness unparalleled intolerance directed toward specific groups. Within the Western Cape, however, community members have managed to continue to practice tolerance despite rising Islamophobia globally. This undeniable tolerance and[…]

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Suicide bombers target Pakistani Christians

A pair of suicide bombers detonated themselves near two churches in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday as worshippers were gathered inside – killing 15 people, officials said, in the latest attack against religious minorities in the increasingly fractured country. In the tense aftermath of the blasts, an[…]

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IS kidnaps dozens of Christians in Syria

Islamic State radicals have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, two activist groups said Tuesday. The Sunni rebels, who follow a radical interpretation of Islam, have repeatedly targeted religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq since seizing[…]

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Holy Land – The Facts and the Friction

Before science introduced the concept of facts, religion had already instituted the power of faith. Faith that the prophecies of God will come to pass by observing, not breaking his laws. Faith that nothing is impossible for God. Faith that pragmatic and practical attempts at understanding the facts and the[…]

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Sudan ‘apostacy’ woman meets Pope

A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag and her family were received by the Argentine pontiff at his home for a[…]

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