Hope for this year’s Easter celebrations for a section of Kenyans crashed on Sunday, March 28 when their respective places of worship remained closed for a second time in adherence to the presidential directives of last Friday.
Religious leaders in the West African nation of Benin are praying for peace ahead of the presidential election scheduled to take place on April 11.
In the wake of a surge in reported cases of COVID-19 in Mauritius, religious leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation have underscored the need to adhere to government guidelines prohibiting gatherings.
Religious leaders in Uganda have expressed concerns about the latest violent activities in the country, condemning the arrest of two presidential candidates.
Religious leaders and heads of civil societies in Ghana have launched an online petition seeking to block the legislation of the Plant Variety Protection Bill, 2020.
Religious leaders in the East African nation of Uganda have raised concerns over corruption bedeviling the country’s courts and called on the relevant administrative stakeholders to root out the vice.
Religious leaders gathered at a memorial to slain French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel Sunday, following the beheading of a Paris school teacher in an Islamist terror attack.
Religious leaders in Ivory Coast have appealed for dialogue and peace ahead of the Presidential election scheduled for October 31 amid persistent tensions.
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.
The President of Kenya has challenged religious leaders in the country to “speak boldly” against practices that stand in the way of progress and growth in the East African nation, noting that nation building is a shared responsibility.
Religious leaders in Nigeria have, at the virtual Faith Leaders’ Dialogue Forum organized by Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP) in partnership with Faith for Peace Initiative (FPI), underscored the need for “Faith and Inter-faith communities” to collaborate and give hope to citizens of the West African nation amid COVID-19 challenges.
Talks are underway between religious leaders in Mozambique and the country’s President Phillipe Nyusi to lift the lockdown on public worship, days after the President relaxed restrictions on select social activities in the Southern African country.
A Cardinal in Mali has challenged religious leaders to take up the role of safeguarding peace in the example of sentinels and foster dialogue to end the protracted armed conflict in the West African nation.
Christians in Ghana ended their three-day National prayer and fasting to seek God’s intervention and direction in the fight against COVID-19, with religious leaders cautioning against the temptation to question God’s existence in the difficult pandemic times.
Religious leaders in Mauritius have come together to demonstrate their unity of purpose in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in their country and invited citizens in the Island nation to stand together in the battle.
Following a series of statements by Catholic Bishops in Ivory Coast calling for reconciliation and peaceful elections in the country, religious leaders in the West African nation have, in a panel discussion, explained the relationship between religion, politics and peace.
As politicians in Kenya continue with regional rallies to popularize the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), a document with recommendations on ending post-election conflicts in Kenya, religious leaders in the East African nation have raised concerns over the divisive discourse that the initiative seems to be taking and recommended an end to the rallies, concerns shared by the Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).
Against the backdrop of sociopolitical challenges the Central African nation of Gabon has been facing since the re-election of President Ali Bongo Ondimba in 2016, religious leaders in the country have, on the occasion of the National Day of Prayer for peace, called for repentance and conversion of Gabonese in order to maintain peace in their diverse communities.
A week after the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, a much-awaited document with recommendations on ending post-election conflicts in Kenya, representatives of religious leaders in the East Africa country have, during their two-day meeting in Nairobi, endorsed the 156-page report, making some proposals for “further consultations and refinement.”
At a recent interfaith meeting that brought together representative from various Christians denominations, Muslims and Hindus in Kenya under their umbrella body, the Inter- Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK), a common child safeguarding policy document was officially launched, with the leaders adopting a collective manual toward enhancing the safety and protection of children.