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Image of buildings burning in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian violence. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Encourage Dialogue to End Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) are calling on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to engage in dialogue and put an end to the ongoing violence.

Logo of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC). / Justice and Peace Department/ Facebook

Bishops in Southern Africa “deeply shocked” by Killing of Bystander During Protests

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have expressed their shock following the police killing of a bystander amid students’ protests at a local university mid last week.

Church in South Africa Defying Setbacks to Resettle Victims of Apartheid Forced Evictions

Every time that Moses Makunyane passes by his ancestral home, a sprawling 3,000 hectares of land tucked in the northern province of South Africa, memories of his childhood in a large family flood his mind.

Some girls from Kilifi County attending the launch of a program aimed at ending teenage pregnancies organized by the Catholic Diocese of Malindi on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child. / Diocese of Malindi/Facebook Page.

Kenyan Diocese Launches Program to Address Teenage Pregnancies among Poor Coastal Families

The leadership of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi in partnership with Karibuni Onlus NGO has, on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child celebrations, launched a program that will see 500 girls from Kilifi County, a coastal town in the East African country, benefit from an array of interventions aimed at ending teenage pregnancies that are reportedly rife in the region.

Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese. /

Study Demonstrates Plight of Child-Headed Families in South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese

The leadership of the Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese has, in a research report, highlighted the plight of child-headed households (CHHs) in the Church’s jurisdiction.

Activists protest against Gender-based Violence and Femicide in South Africa. /

What Church Leaders in Southern Africa are Doing to Tackle Gender-Based Violence

The leadership of the Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has, in an interview with ACI Africa, shared what  Church leaders in the region are doing to fight gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in South Africa, which has spiked in recent times.

Fr Frédéric Nakombo, Secretary General of the Justice and Peace Commission, CAR /

Bishops’ Commission in CAR Want Khartoum Agreement Respected amid Renewed Clashes

At a time when recent renewed clashes have left dozens dead in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference has urged the warring parties to implement the agreement reached in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, in February.