Religion & Society Blog

Peace Commission faces stillbirth

August 13, 2014
The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda was quoted on July 21 2014 saying that the Parliament’s Human Resources Committee is finalising the shortlisting of candidates to be appointed as commissioners for the independent commissions. The commissions referred to by the Speaker are the five commissions established by Chapter 12 of ...

‘Miracle’ oil: It’s the economy, period!

August 3, 2014
“With the unemployment rate slowly creeping towards 90%, one can only imagine the height of desperation in the country.” A STORY is told of a young boy who went to a doctor complaining of pain on every part of his body. The doctor, puzzled by the nature of the disease, ...

ZimRights, was that really your opinion?

July 28, 2014
IS the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) an independent group? Can the association really be described in the language of a group with grounding in its own convictions and values? Could it be true that the group has handlers? These were the questions that naturally were left to play a ...

Unpacking HIV, Aids through lenses of religion

July 24, 2014
The world has been battling the spread of HIV and Aids which continues to claim millions of lives every single day. It is for this reason that majority of these people are pinning their hopes on science and medicine while others in Zimbabwe have resorted to faith healing. “Humanity has ...

Magaya courts the controversial

July 22, 2014
Prophet Walter Magaya’s penchant for courting controversial people is unflinching. Is it a case of opposite poles attracting? Or is it a case of two people trying to ride on the popularity of each other? Imagine a church made up of raunchy dancer Beverley Sibanda, foul-mouthed rapper Alishias Musimbe simply ...

Registering of churches in Zim is absurd

July 21, 2014
It was reported in the News Day of July 15 2014 that government will soon register and regulate churches in light of recent human rights abuses orchestrated by church leaders. Before it embarks on this endeavour, the government must be given a very stern warning. It can mess up with ...

Will Married Priests Solve the Vocations Problem?

July 16, 2014
Married priests? I am one. As a former Anglican minister, I have been ordained as a Catholic priest under a special measure called the Pastoral Provision. Through this process a married man who has been ordained in the Anglican (and sometimes Lutheran and Methodist churches) is granted a dispensation from ...

Religion not a means to oppress the vulnerable

July 3, 2014
Religion is defined by the Concise English Dictionary as, “the belief in and worship of a supernatural controlling power, especially a personal god or gods.” Religion entails faithfulness to a given set of principles. Most people have real strong attachments to their religious beliefs and any attempt to take them ...

Unfortunate but necessary to regulate Vapostori beliefs

June 30, 2014
Barely a month after the ugly scenes of Vapostori violence rocked Harare’s Budiriro suburb, it has emerged in yet another disturbing development that H.I.V positive members of Vapostori sect are shunning use of the life-saving antiretroviral drugs(ARVs) opting, instead, for faith healing. The regrettable incident of last month, precipitated by ...

Zimbabwe not forsaken before God

June 26, 2014
The tea-pot shaped land lying between the Zambezi and the Limpopo has witnessed watershed moments from its days as colonial Rhodesia to today as independent Zimbabwe. That white rule forbade blacks from walking the capital’s streets and denied blacks privileges in their motherland is a memory well-documented in history. That ...
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