In the Churches Blog

Prosperity not an end in itself

May 14, 2013
The Church is in a desperate age. The signs that the return of Christ is imminent are becoming increasingly visible and, almost in the same breath, the message of repentance has been buried beneath the debris of an often self–centered gospel of prosperity as an end in itself. The Church ...

American novel explores the role of the Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg in aiding Zimbabwean immigrants

May 1, 2013
After a career shift from the development sector to journalism and other writing, Lexington [Massachusetts, USA] native Christa Kuljian decided to focus an investigation on one of the main centers of South Africa’s immigrant population. Her novel, Sanctuary, explores the role of the Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg, South Africa, in ...

Fr Oscar Wermter SJ: We have to be very watchful to see if this Constitution will be honoured

March 29, 2013 by Oskar Wermter SJ
The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP – national office), Heads of Denominations (an inter-church body which includes ZCBC) and the Evangelical Alliance, all put out statements urging people to vote YES at he recent referendum for the Draft Constitution. The Zimbabwean Catholic  Bishops  (ZCBC) and  the Bishops of  Southern ...

Zimbabwe’s Prophet Angel goes regional with his charity efforts

March 26, 2013
His critics say he is arrogant and extraordinarily opulent —attributes not associated with Christianity. They doubt his powers to produce money from thin air and his ability to heal the sick and the lame. But besides the hullabaloo of where he draws his miracles and powers, Uebert Angel’s life behind ...

The world waits patiently to hear about the renewal that Pope Francis is seeking

March 22, 2013
On March 13, the Catholic Church, whose global membership is estimated at 1.2 billion elected former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina as Pope Francis I. He became the first Latin American to head the Catholic Church. The new pope seems set on the revival and renewal of ...

This Zimbabwe is departing from the orthodox Christian search for spiritual transcendence

March 15, 2013
Zimbabwe has recently been experiencing some of the most bizarre and outrageous happenings rooted in the people’s deep seated beliefs in either the Christian faith or African Traditional Religion. From superstitious people reportedly fatally tempering with an anti-tank mine hoping to extract chemicals worth millions of dollars from within the ...

Jowani Masowe WeChishanu’s views on the draft constitution (Part 2)

March 8, 2013
I wish to continue my contribution on national topical issues as a citizen belonging to a Traditional African religion and share with fellow interested citizens how every inch of these national developments also affects the church and vice versa (i.e. how the church affects the national happenings). It is increasingly ...

Pope Benedict XVI sets a good example to change the situation in Africa

February 28, 2013 by Nyasha Chingono
The recent resignation of the Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI has left many dumbfounded. A decision of great courage from the 85-year old clergyman, his example has created debate as to why the Pope threw in the towel at a time when his church is losing popularity in Europe. The resignation ...

“If this program succeeds, we are looking at the future of theological research, scholarship and writing in Africa”

February 25, 2013
The two Catholic sisters have never met. They speak different languages. Normally, they’re separated by differences in culture and lifestyle, not to mention about 1,100 miles and the myriad laws and regulations regarding travel and border crossings. But from the first look on Zimbabwean Sr. Annah Nyadombo’s face, you wouldn’t ...

Jowani Masowe WeChishanu’s views on the draft constitution

February 22, 2013
According to Zimbabwe’s draft constitution, women will have an equal representation with men in all Government institutions on a 50-50 percent basis if the draft passes into being the Zimbabwean Constitution, which is going to be very soon now. The constitution-making process is said to have been consultative and all ...
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