social ministry

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 ...

SDA adopts female ward at Kwekwe Hospital

April 20, 2013
  The Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church has adopted the female ward at Kwekwe General Hospital, the largest government hospital in the city. The church also donated blankets, sheets, mosquito nets, television set and a tonne of maize. Speaking at the adoption ceremony, SDA Pastor Carlos Rukuni, said that their works ...

Job announcement: Socio-Economic Research and Analysis Project Officer at Silveira House. Deadline: Apr 2

April 1, 2013
Jesuit Silveira House seeks an economic and social analyst to take up the post of Socio-Economic Research and Analysis Project officer effect from 1st May 2013. The applicant must–    Be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of applied economics–    Have a detailed understanding of the economics and politics of Zimbabwe–    Have ...

Seventh-Day Adventists donate blood ahead of Easter holiday

March 28, 2013
A joint collaboration spearheaded by Seventh-Day Adventist church in conjunction with National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has been launched as a driving force to urge the public to donate blood. The event was held at the First Mutual building in the Kwekwe CBD recently. It is this time of the ...

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 ...

Gweru women fellowship to help Connemara Open Prison

March 5, 2013
Greater Gweru is a women’s fellowship which started in 2009 under the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) in Harare. In an interview with Relzim.org during the official opening of the chapel at Connemara Open Prison recently, the organization’s Midlands Chapter chairperson Martha Nyamutora said that they have adopted Connemara as their ...

Muslims donate wheelchairs to hospital in Kwekwe

February 26, 2013
Kwekwe General Hospital, the largest government hospital in Kwekwe recently received a donation of two wheelchairs from a South Africa-based Muslim charitable organisation, the Gift of the Givers. Speaking before presenting the donations, local businessman Abdulla Miya, who represents the organisation and the Muslim community in Kwekwe, said, “We requested for the ...

RelZim reporter witnesses Howard Hospital’s demise

February 24, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of people used to rely on the Salvation Army-run Howard Hospital in Chiweshe in Mashonaland Central Province. Many Zimbabweans remember the hospital as the only facility that remained functional when the political and economic crisis saw the collapse of the country’s medical sector. Villagers that talked to RelZim.org reporter bemoaned ...

Jesuits invite lay collaborators to showcase their works at annual Province Assembly – first time ever

February 17, 2013
The Jesuit Province of Zimbabwe held their annual Province Assembly on January 2 with over a hundred of their co-workers, aptly named collaborators in attendance. This was the first time Jesuit lay collaborators were invited to showcase their works, and get to build a stronger understanding and appreciation of the ...

Mary Ward Children’s Home gets USD15,000 donation from former parishioner

February 7, 2013
Mary Ward Children’s Home under the supervision of Roman Catholics and located in Amaveni suburbs in Kwekwe (central Zimbabwe) recently received a USD 15,000 donation from a former member of St Mary’s Parish, Simbarashe Mushete, and wife Amy Kurtz. The donation was sourced from well-wishers in Australia after the children’s home property worth thousands ...
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