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Jesuit Silveira House becomes meeting point for political parties to discuss peace

July 2, 2012
Silveira House, a development education centre run by the Society of Jesus 20 km east of Harare, recently gathered national political leaders, representatives of civil society organisations, church organisations and media houses for a conference “Consolidating our efforts in promoting peace in Zimbabwe.” Held on May 31, 2012, the conference attracted the ...

Zanu-PF heavyweights continue to court AICs. Some religious leaders lament the danger of it

June 28, 2012
The Africa Apostolic Faith Mission [probably what the author meant was the African Apostolic Church, one of Zimbabwean AICs, not the Pentecostal Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe] has criticised Zanu-PF leaders who bulldoze their way at religious gatherings in order to preach party politics. Leader of the church, Isaiah Murove,  said  partisan ...

Coltart cannot ban political meetings in church-run schools

June 20, 2012
The Minister of Education, David Coltart, who is on record as saying school premises should not be used for political meetings, said the ban does not apply to private schools. “Because this appears to be a private school, I cannot prohibit it from allowing political meetings of this nature. My ...

Spirit mediums to perform cleansing ceremony in Matopos

June 18, 2012
Spirit mediums are organizing a traditional cleansing ceremony to be held at Matopos National Park. The ceremony will see spirit mediums, known as amawosana in Kalanga and ihosana in Ndebele, performing rituals following the fall of a balancing rock from a hill top in the park early June, something that traditional leaders have since interpreted ...

Nolbert Kunonga procedes with his version of Anglicanism..or whatever it is

June 8, 2012
Last month, Bishop Nolbert Kunonga of the Anglican Church of the Province of Zimbabwe criticized the Prime Minister, complained about the visit of the controversial Nigerian prophet TB Joshua and expressed his criticism about the draft of the new constitution. Is there any Good News left in this world, Nolbert? According to ...

Religious leaders resolute about backing COPAC-authored constitution draft

May 28, 2012
The Anglican Church and some more churches are yet again set to cross swords with Zanu-PF, as they intend to endorse the current COPAC-authored constitution draft. Bishop Chad Gandiya, leader of the besieged Anglican Church, said that he is going to promote the endorsement of the constitution which Zanu-PF hardliners have been stalling ...

Zimbabweans gather for national peace prayer in Mzilikazi

May 25, 2012
Pastors lay hands on Zimbabwe’s political leadership during national peace prayer at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo (Photo. M. Tshuma). On Saturday, Zimbabweans from all walks of life thronged to the giant Barbourfields Stadium in the Mzilikazi township of Bulawayo to pray for their motherland in the face of drought, corruption, homosexuality referendum, election and other issues facing the Southern African country. Speaking during the special prayer organised by Bulawayo ...

Politicians warned by prophet against political violence in the next election

May 22, 2012
Prophet Bothwell Phiri of River of Life Churchsays politicians who will perpetrate violence in the next election in Zimbabwe, will not go unpunished unlike in 2008. The man of God said this while addressing thousands who had gathered at Bulawayo’s giant Barbourfields Stadium for a national peace prayer last Saturday. The prayer, ...

Mat South chiefs to meet over profaning of Njelele Shrine

May 17, 2012
Next week on Monday, Matabeleland South chiefs are to meet with the president of the Chiefs’ Council, Chief Fortune Charumbira, and his deputy, Chief Mtshana Khumalo, to discuss the unprocedural invasion of the Njelele Shrine by people believed to be Zanu-PF sympathizers. Reports from Mat South province indicate that between November last ...

Church leaders sceptical of TB Joshua’s visit

May 10, 2012
reprinted with corrections and additions from Nehanda Radio Several church leaders aligned to Zanu-PF have attacked popular Nigerian prophet TB Joshua claiming he was not welcome in Zimbabwe and his teachings were “judgmental, partisan and unorthodox.” Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai invited TB Joshua to be the guest speaker at the ...
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