religion and media

Video: Pentecostals embrace Western blockbuster culture for self-promotion

May 23, 2012
Video: Pentecostals embrace Western blockbuster culture for self-promotion Pentecostal churches around the world are increasingly embracing the visual asthetics forged by the Western blockbuster culture. The video below is a good example of such trend. A promotion tool for the 2012 Pastors and Leaders Conference held in the United States at the beginning of this month, this video uses  Zimbabwean Bishop ...

“Gospel Times” editor: to give hope to the hopeless, it is high time we publish good news

May 16, 2012
Christians in Bulawayo have welcomed the arrival of yet another Christian magazine Gospel Times that hit the streets of the second-largest city in February this year. Gospel Times is published by a newly established Bulawayo-based media company, Chayah Media Services, the publisher of the Southern Star newspaper. Leslie Phiri, the magazine’s editor ...

Audition for a play that depicts the journey of the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe (May 19)

May 15, 2012
Anglican Youth Association of Harare (AYAH) invites you to an audition for a play “Prisoners of Hope” that depicts the journey of Diocese of Harare of the Church of the Province of Central Africa. Place: St Dominic Road, 10, Milton Park (off Bishop Gaul Avenue) Date: May 19 Time: 10 am -2 pm Contact: AYAH ...

Redemptorists renew Jesuit parish in Braeside

May 10, 2012
Just before Easter a team of Redemptorists, among them Fr William Guri CSSR, Fr Raymund Mupandaseka CSSR, Fr Joseph Musendami CSSR, preached a mission in the Jesuit St Francis Xavier Parish in Braeside, Harare. Long before, they had started visiting families and preparing the ground for the mission (preached in ...

Religious leaders encourage journalists to emulate late editor of The Standard

May 9, 2012
The journalism fraternity should keep late veteran journalist and former editor of The Standard  Bornwell Chakaodza’s name alive and encourage future journalists to emulate him. This was the take-home message at a memorial service held beginning of May at his home in Bluffhill, Harare. “There are some names which should not be ...

Another Christian magazine appears on Zimbabwean streets

April 26, 2012
reprinted with minor additions and corrections from the Newsday   A new Christian magazine Emmanuel hit the streets of Harare at the beginning of April. The magazine’s managing editor Stanley Katungamidza said, “Emmanuel is a Christian magazine that is published and printed in South Africa and distributed throughout Zimbabwe. At present, the monthly ...

Rhodesia Herald journalist recalls his encounter with John Bradburne

April 9, 2012
Geoff Bird,  a former journalist who worked on newspapers in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Britain, recently reminisced on one of our posts about the heroic work of Franciscan missionary John Bradburne: As a journalist with the then Rhodesia Herald I and a photographer met John Bradburne at Mutemwa and wrote a ...

Makandiwa to improve on UFIC communication tools

March 22, 2012
reprinted with corrections from The Daily News by Chris Goko Popular evangelist Emmanuel Makandiwa is launching a monthly magazine and possibly a newspaper. The charismatic preacher, who commands one of Zimbabwe’s fastest growing churches, has been given a licence to run the venture. “Yes, it’s true. The United Family International ...

Christians embrace first issue of “Set Alight” magazine

December 20, 2011
Christians in Bulawayo welcome the release of the first and ever purely Christian magazine Set Alight, first issue of which was published this month. “This is a wonderful concept now that there is something refreshing in the market for Christians,” said Samkeliso Ndlovu of ZAOGA. She commended publishers of the ...

Audio Bible: New Testament in Shona and English launch in Harare (Nov 16)

October 29, 2011
The Bible Society of Zimbabwe launches Audio Bible: New Testament in Shona and EnglishDates: November 16Venue: Bible House, 99 Mbuya Nehanda Street, HarareTime: 9:30amContact: 04703910/759627/0772 264 847 ...
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