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Members of the Interfaith Council in Kenya/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders Caution Kenyans against Political Gatherings amid COVID-19

Members of the Interfaith Council on COVID-19 in Kenya are urging citizens of the East African nation to keep off political gatherings which are potential spreaders of the coronavirus.

The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri and Chairman of the Interfaith Council in Kenya, Anthony Muheria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Take Lives Seriously, Keep Off In-person Political Rallies: Religious Leaders in Kenya

 Religious leaders under the auspices of the Interfaith Council on COVID-19 in Kenya have urged politicians in the country to keep off in-person political rallies, saying they are super spreaders of the coronavirus. 

Flag of South Sudan. Credit: Public Domain

South Sudan’s Interfaith Council Concerned about Rising Violence, Says Cause for Distress

Faith groups in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State have expressed concerns over the escalating violence in the region, a situation they say is causing a lot of distress among the people and called for an end to suffering.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe during the Priestly Ordination of Priestly ordination of Deacon Reuben Kemei in Kenya's Bungoma Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Faults Government for Suspending Public Worship in Parts of Country

The Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has faulted the government for suspending public worship in parts of the country, a move that seems to undermine, the Bishop says, the role of the Inter-faith Council.

Members of the Interfaith Council in Kenya/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenya’s Interfaith Council Urges Vigilance Following Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions

Kenya’s Interfaith Council mandated to guide the resumption of public worship amid COVID-19 pandemic is urging caution following the latest easing of the coronavirus restrictions in the East African nation.

Members of the Interfaith Council in Kenya at a previous event / Courtesy Photo

Kenya’s Elderly, Sick to Continue Worshipping in Private amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

The elderly and the sick in Kenya have been urged to continue worshiping in private as the country reports a steady increase in the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Religious Leaders, dignitaries, and other invited guests raise their hands in a gesture of worship during the National Prayer Day held at State House Nairobi on March 21, 2020. / State House, Nairobi Kenya.

Religious Leaders Encourage Kenyans to Pray for “national healing, restoration”

Members of Kenya’s Interfaith Council have, in a statement through their Chairman, called on citizens of the East African nation to pray for the country’s healing and restoration during the National Prayer Weekend that commenced Friday, October 9. 

Archbishop Anthony Muheria, Chairman of Kenya’s Interfaith Council.

Age Limit, Numbers at Public Worship Revised in Kenya’s Phased Reopening

Children under the age of six and the those above 65 years have been allowed to participate in public worship in Kenya in the latest phased reopening that has also revised upwards the number of people allowed in places of worship at once.

Visual representation of the phased reopening of places of worship in Kenya. / Interfaith Council on the National Response to the Corona Pandemic

Public Worship Duration and Age Limit Extended in Kenya's New Phased Reopening

Extended duration of public worship and the age limit for participation are among the new guidelines in Kenya announced Tuesday, August 11 by the Catholic Archbishop-led Interfaith Council.  

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Nyeri Archdiocese to appointed head of the newly constituted Inter-faith Council with the mandate to guide the resumption of public worship in Kenya.

Catholic Prelate to Head Kenya’s Interfaith Council to Guide Resumption of Public Worship

The newly constituted Inter-faith Council with the mandate to guide the resumption of public worship in Kenya will be headed by Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese, the Kenyan government announced in a Gazette notice Friday, June 12.