Religion & Society Blog

Fear in the Pulpit: Will Harassment Silence the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe?

July 13, 2011 by Gladys Ganiel
A recent cover story in The Tablet, the international Catholic weekly (June 25), was titled ‘Fear in the Pulpit’. It details the challenges facing Zimbabwe’s Catholic Church, which it says has been branded ‘an enemy of the state’ by Robert Mugabe and his ‘secret police.’ The Catholic Church made news ...

Can the Churches Help Prevent Zimbabwe’s Road to Reform Becoming Another Dead End?

April 28, 2011 by Gladys Ganiel
On 27 April 2011, the International Crisis Group (ICG) released a report titled, ‘Zimbabwe: The Road to Reform or Another Dead End?’ The report offers a sobering evaluation of politics in Zimbabwe since the Global Political Agreement (GPA). It also raises concerns that the next election and a possible referendum ...

Christianity, Violence and Elections – On the recent ZCBC’s Pastoral Letter

April 7, 2011 by Gladys Ganiel
‘One cannot be a true Christian and a perpetrator of violence at the same time.’ That unequivocal statement comes on page six of a pastoral letter of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference, ‘Let us Work for the Common Good: Let us Save our Nation (pdf),’ issued on 14 January 2011. There’s ...