Church & Theology News

30 Sep
Between half past six and seven last night an armed man burst into Thuli Ndlovu’s home in KwaNdengezi while she was watching TV. He shot her seven times and she died on the scene.Thuli Ndlovu was the Chairperson in KwaNdengezi for Abahlali baseMjondolo.
Eugene van Kramberg (pic courtesy MCC)
06 Mar
Eugene felt trapped. He was in prison where his fellow gang members were plotting the murder of a rival. Eugene was against the plot, but could only delay it. His gang members would see it through with or without his assistance.
(pic courtesy WCC)
24 Jan
The dignity of work and workers is a common value among the faith traditions. It is also the focus of a policy handbook titled Convergences: Decent Work and Social Justice in Religious Traditions, for which the World Council of Churches (WCC) has collaborated with the International Labour Organization (ILO).
18 Jul
We celebrate the victory that the shack-dwellers' movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo, has won in court today where ALL of the 'Kennedy 12' have finally been acquitted of ALL charges against them.
02 Jun
The prosecution case in the trial of the Kennedy 12 is heading for collapse. This follows a three-day hearing in which three state witnesses testified before magistrate Sharon Marks at the Durban Magistrates' court.
Sculpture on the UWI campus (pic courtesy WCC)
26 May
Fourteen-year old Gudiya Putul is not in Kingston, Jamaica attending the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC), but her name and history were brought to the attention of some IEPC participants Saturday during a workshop about economic injustice and human trafficking.
(pic courtesy Timesllive)
20 Jan
The number of people killed by police has increased by nearly half since 2004, according to a report on crime set to be released by the South African Institute of Race Relations.
(pic courtesy The Herald)
02 Oct
Four prisoners from the St Albans prison in Port Elizabeth celebrated National Corrections Week by cleaning and fixing the Rockland Primary School yesterday.
27 Jul
People all over South Africa have been asking the leaders of Abahlali baseMjondolo as to why the government continues to ignore the demands of the shack dwellers. They have been asking why after all the marches, statements, reports and meetings the Kennedy Road settlement continues to get burnt down through the endless shack fires. They have been referring in particular to the recent Kennedy Road shack fire on Sunday, 4 July 2010 that took four lives, leaving more than three thousand people displaced and homeless.
05 Jun
Deep concern over the recent death of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire and the "increased oppression against Congolese human rights defenders" during the past year was expressed by the general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in a letter to the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 4 June.