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Mhere to headline Spiritual Spectacles crossover

December 12, 2016
Gospel musicians Mathias Mhere and Pax Gomo will headline the Goodness and Mercy Ministries’ Spiritual Spectacles Night of Remembrance to be held in Glen View 8 on December 31.   Goodness and Mercy Ministries founder “Prophet” Tapiwa Freddy, who has hogged the limelight with the “spiritual spectacles”, said all was ...

Latter-Day Saints in expansion drive

December 12, 2016
THE Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints has embarked on an expansion drive with new stakes created at a one-day conference held last week. A stake is similar to an assembly. The church now has seven stakes after Harare East Stake broke away from Harare. Other stakes across ...

Braille Bibles for the deaf

December 12, 2016
Visually impaired people are set to benefit from the introduction of Braille Bibles that are going to be distributed next year by the Bible Society of Zimbabwe. The weekly Sunday Mail reported that the initiative is in line with the institution’s mission statement which envisions, “To afford every Zimbabwean the ...

Tsvangirai’s ex­lover says now an apostle

December 6, 2016
MDC­-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s ex­-lover Locadia Karimatsenga says she is now an apostle at South Africa based Nation of Glory Ministries, she told a journalist at the weekend. According to the Daily News on Sunday, Karimatsenga will preside over the church’s first crusade in Diepsloot on December 16. Gospel musicians, ...

Going against the grain: Zimbabwe ministry gives hope and counseling to abused sexual minorities

December 1, 2016
In a country where homosexuality is criminalized and authorities and religious leaders often shun and demonize LGBTI people, one Pentecostal church outside Harare is encouraging survivors of sexual violence to speak up. Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has on various occasions labeled LGBTI people “worse than dogs” and has used international ...

Religious leaders join fight against child marriages

December 1, 2016
Concerned church leaders have declared to support efforts to fight against increasing child marriages, which remain a major public health and social development challenge for the country. Addressing delegates at an event convened by Plan International for religious leaders to share their role and discuss their commitment to ending the ...

Zimpraise goes international, choir invited for UK collaborations

November 30, 2016
ZIMBABWEAN gospel music choir Zimpraise is about to “sing their faces off” in the international arena. The popular choir known for their track ‘Sungano’ caught the attention of UK ­based Muyiwa Olarewaju during their tour in Australia. Zimpraise CEO, Joseph Madziyire, confirmed that Olarewaju, together with other Nigerian gospel musicians, ...

Self-styled prophets con-artists: Chombo

November 30, 2016
Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo has said Zimbabweans should not believe in miraculous success being championed by some self-styled prophets, as most of them are con-artists. Addressing a Press conference yesterday on the proliferation of traditional healers accused of tormenting villagers across the country under the guise of cleansing ceremonies, ...

Bishop Paul Veryn urges SADC to intervene on Zimbabwe Crisis

November 29, 2016
Methodist Church Bishop and prominent proponent of human rights in South Africa, Bishop Paul Veryn has challenged the Zimbabwean government to uphold the fundamental rights and freedoms of its citizens, as human rights violations continue to escalate in Zimbabwe. Addressing a Zimbabwean delegation of civil society and social movements that ...

Catholic uproar over pricey lobola

November 25, 2016
The Roman Catholic Church – while recognising the importance of lobola/roora/bride price – says greedy parents seeking to get rich by marrying off their daughters are threatening the institution of marriage. In a pastoral letter on family last month, the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference noted the abuse of the practice ...
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