Trans-African religion

Photoessay: A Methodist sanctuary for Zimbabwe’s refugees

August 8, 2013
About 1 million Zimbabweans now reside in South Africa, accounting for about 7% of the population. The Central Methodist Mission in downtown Johannesburg has offered shelter and job advice to thousands of Zimbabweans fleeing political violence. All photographs by Charlie Shoemaker for The Wall Street Journal. See related stories Welcoming the ...

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 ...

Catholic professionals regional meeting in Harare (Apr 27)

April 21, 2013
Catholic Professionals Network of Zimbabwe (CPNZ)  and African Forum for Catholic Social Teaching (AFCAST) will host a regional meeting at Arrupe College in Harare on April 27 2013. The meeting will draw participants from Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.  ...

Ghanaian prophet deportee to Makandiwa: when you see a scorpion you shouldn’t step on it

March 20, 2013
Crowd-amusing miracles by Zimbabwe’s prophets Emmanuel Makandiwa and Ubert Angel were copied from a Ghanaian prophet who was deported from Zimbabwe in 2007 but is now back. In an interview with RelZim.org, Prophet Osei Tutu who heads the Miracle Gate Church International claimed that many people who were following him before his ...

Uebert Angel produces ‘miracle money’ in South Africa

March 1, 2013
Pentecostal prophet Uebert Angel recently took his miracle sessions to South Africa where it is claimed congregants received miracle money while dysfunctional electrical gadgets allegedly started working. Angel, who together with Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa have been criticised for their antics, declared that God wanted to prove that everything was possible “in ...

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 ...

“If this program succeeds, we are looking at the future of theological research, scholarship and writing in Africa”

February 25, 2013
The two Catholic sisters have never met. They speak different languages. Normally, they’re separated by differences in culture and lifestyle, not to mention about 1,100 miles and the myriad laws and regulations regarding travel and border crossings. But from the first look on Zimbabwean Sr. Annah Nyadombo’s face, you wouldn’t ...

Empowerment Summit in Johannesburg — Heartfelt International Ministries (Feb 22-23)

February 9, 2013
Empowerment Summit — Heartfelt International MinistriesDates: February 22 to 23Venue: Dan van Zyl Recreational Centre, Cnr Rex and Plantation Street, Newlands, Johannesburg, RSATheme: 2013 – The Year of Open GatesSpeakers: Apostle T and Pastor C VutabwasheContact: +263-4785906; +27710176346 ...

Gospel Assembly Church pastor asked to leave because of Tsvangirai

February 5, 2013
A pastor, dubbed Morgan “Tsvangirai’s pimp”, for allegedly connecting Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister with a woman from his church, has been defrocked. Lazarus Muriritirwa, who doubled up as a principal director in Morgan Tsvangirai’s office as well as being leader of the Johannesburg branch of the Gospel Assembly Church, was asked to ...

Religious leaders visit Chimoio massacre sites in Mozambique

January 15, 2013
At least 45 bishops and pastors from the Midlands Province toured the Chimoio shrines in Mozambique around Christmas time and declared the land redistribution programme initiated by Zanu-PF as a necessary move that should not be reversed. They said reversing the land reform programme or backtracking on the indigenisation and ...
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