xenophobia

We are All Immigrants

"A wandering Aramaen was my ancestor. He went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien." (Deut. 26:1-5)

"Who is my neighbour?" (Luke 10:29-37)

Towards an Inclusive Society

Lebohang Pheko (pic courtesy Diakonia Council of Churches)
Lebohang Pheko, Policy and Advocacy Director at the Trade Collective, has said the majority of South Africans feel as if they are exiles in their own country, and as such the talk of the nation as an inclusive society is a myth.

Lebohang Pheko, Policy and Advocacy Director at the Trade Collective, has said the majority of South Africans feel as if they are exiles in their own country, and as such the talk of the nation as an inclusive society is a myth.

She was addressing participants at a lunch time briefing on Towards an Inclusive Society, at Diakonia Centre on 22 July.

Pheko said South Africa is the most unequal society in the world with glaring riches living side by side with utter poverty. Because of this, she said, the majority of citizens are living at the periphery of decision making.

Unite as One campaign rallies South Africans against xenophobia

(pic courtesy SA Good News)
Civil society groups across the country are fighting xenophobia and violence - one signature at a time. The groups have launched a campaign to collect one million signed pledges against xenophobia, intolerance, intimidation and violence in South Africa.

Civil society groups across the country are fighting xenophobia and violence - one signature at a time.

The groups have launched a campaign to collect one million signed pledges against xenophobia, intolerance, intimidation and violence in South Africa.

This follows a number of xenophobic attacks and violent outbursts across the country that occurred shortly after the World Cup ended, with many informal mixed-nationality communities under pressure due to poor service delivery and joblessness.

Unite as One campaign rallies South Africans against xenophobia

(pic courtesy SA Good News)
Civil society groups across the country are fighting xenophobia and violence - one signature at a time. The groups have launched a campaign to collect one million signed pledges against xenophobia, intolerance, intimidation and violence in South Africa.

Civil society groups across the country are fighting xenophobia and violence - one signature at a time.

The groups have launched a campaign to collect one million signed pledges against xenophobia, intolerance, intimidation and violence in South Africa.

This follows a number of xenophobic attacks and violent outbursts across the country that occurred shortly after the World Cup ended, with many informal mixed-nationality communities under pressure due to poor service delivery and joblessness.

Unite as One campaign rallies South Africans against xenophobia

(pic courtesy SA Good News)
Civil society groups across the country are fighting xenophobia and violence - one signature at a time. The groups have launched a campaign to collect one million signed pledges against xenophobia, intolerance, intimidation and violence in South Africa.

Civil society groups across the country are fighting xenophobia and violence - one signature at a time.

The groups have launched a campaign to collect one million signed pledges against xenophobia, intolerance, intimidation and violence in South Africa.

This follows a number of xenophobic attacks and violent outbursts across the country that occurred shortly after the World Cup ended, with many informal mixed-nationality communities under pressure due to poor service delivery and joblessness.

Uniting to protect foreigners

Zimbabweans carry their belongings to community hall (pic by Shelley Christians)
A national campaign to combat xenophobia was launched yesterday in a troubled Cape Town township known for attacks on foreigners. A wide coalition of church and civil society leaders gathered in Du Noon, near the city, to sign a pledge of unity against xenophobic violence.

A national campaign to combat xenophobia was launched yesterday in a troubled Cape Town township known for attacks on foreigners.

A wide coalition of church and civil society leaders gathered in Du Noon, near the city, to sign a pledge of unity against xenophobic violence.

Organisers hope to collect more than 1million signatures countrywide within three months.

They plan to host community events in hot spot areas such as Du Noon, where foreigners have been routinely targeted since the first wave of xenophobic violence in 2008.

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