Religious leaders

Fr. Augusto Mutna Tamba reading the statement of religious leaders in Guinea-Bissau. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Bafatá

Religious Leaders in Guinea Bissau Decry Surge in Attacks on Places of Worship

Mar 26, 2024

Religious leaders in Guinea Bissau have called for the respect of “fundamental rights” amid several cases of attacks on places of worship of traditional religions and evangelical churches.

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Religious Leaders in Benin Urge Citizens to Remain Calm amid Contested Electoral Code

Mar 8, 2024

Religious leaders in Benin have urged citizens in the West African nation to remain calm following the country’s disputed parliamentary review of certain provisions of the electoral code as requested by the constitutional court on January 4.

Religious Leaders reading their statement on the sidelines of the Africa Climate Summit 2023.  Credit: Jesuits Africa Madagascar/Facebook

Deliver on “long-overdue” Climate Finance: Africa’s Religious Leaders to Global Community

Sep 5, 2023

Religious leaders in Africa are calling on members of the international community to live up to their “financial obligation” towards dealing with effects of climate change. 

Religious Leaders in Guinea-Bissau Commit to Working for Peace in Country’s June Elections

May 14, 2023

Leaders of various faiths in Guinea-Bissau have pledged to support free, fair, and peaceful parliamentary elections scheduled for June 4 in the West African nation.

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“Remain apolitical, neutral”: Nigerian Faith Leaders to Preachers on Gubernatorial Poll

Mar 11, 2023

Christian and Muslim leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have appealed for neutrality on the part of religious leaders in the West African nation ahead of the country’s gubernatorial elections that have been postponed by a week.

Bishops of the Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province (BAPEC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Cameroon’s Anglophone Faith Leaders Welcome Canada Peace Talks, State Express Rejection

Jan 25, 2023

Religious leaders in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions have taken a stance different from that of the State, welcoming Canada’s announcement of a planned dialogue between the government and separatist leaders to resolve the protracted conflict in the two English-speaking regions of the Central African nation.

President Nana Akufo-Addo addressing Clergy. Credit: The Presidency Republic of Ghana

Ghana’s President Urges Catholic Clergy to Foster Cohesion, Solidarity, Nation-building

Jan 8, 2023

The President of Ghana has called on Catholic Clergy in the country to foster the values of cohesion, solidarity, and nation-building among the people of God in the West African nation.

President Muhammadu Buhari. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Nigerian President Says Government “will continue to support Church in freedom of worship”

Sep 15, 2022

Nigeria’s Federal government “will continue to support the Church in the freedom of worship,” the President of the West African nation has told Christian leaders in the country.

Representatives of religious leaders in Kenya. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Have “internal dispute resolution mechanisms”: Kenya’s Faith Leaders to Political Parties

Aug 5, 2022

Representatives of religious leaders in Kenya have called upon political parties in the East African nation to put in place “internal dispute resolution mechanisms” ahead of the general elections scheduled for August 9.

Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere is  greeted by selected representatives of the Diocesan clergy, religious men and women, members of the faithful, and some representatives of the civil authority. Credit: Uganda Catholics online.

At Archbishop’s Installation in Uganda, Religious Leaders Urged to Foster Integral Growth

Jan 25, 2022

The need for religious leaders to work towards the integral growth of the faithful, addressing spiritual and material needs, was highlighted during the installation of the new Archbishop of Kampala on Tuesday, January 25.

The Chairperson of PAC Executive Committee, Mons. Patrick Thawale, during their Tuesday, January 18 meeting with President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Days after Religious Leaders in Malawi Call for Cabinet Reshuffle, President Takes Action

Jan 25, 2022

Days after religious leaders in Malawi called on the Head of State to appoint a new Cabinet, the President of the Southern African nation on Monday, January 24, announced the dissolution of his “entire cabinet effective immediately.”

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Religious Leaders in Kenya Announce Weekly Prayers, Fasting Ahead of 2022 Elections

Jan 21, 2022

Religious leaders in Kenya have called upon the people of God in the East African country to set aside a day each week to pray and fast for a smooth national election set for later this year.

The Chairperson of PAC Executive Committee, Mons. Patrick Thawale, during their Tuesday, January 18 meeting with President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Malawi Give President Three Months to Reshuffle Government

Jan 19, 2022

Leaders of various religious groups in Malawi under their umbrella organization, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC), have given President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera three months to reshuffle his Cabinet.

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia after their visit to  displaced persons in Amhara and Afar regions. Credit: Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat/Facebook

Ethiopia’s Catholic Church Reports about Religious Leaders’ Solidarity Visit to Displaced

Jan 13, 2022

Members of the Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia have reached out to the displaced persons in Amhara and Afar regions of the Horn of Africa nation in a solidarity visit during which they delivered food items, the Catholic Church has reported. 

Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nigeria’s Nsukka Diocese. Credit: Nsukka Diocese/Facebook

Religious Leaders Have Become Social Activists, Catholic Bishop in Nigeria Says

Jan 4, 2022

Religious leaders are yielding to the temptation to act as social activists instead of speaking the mind of God, the Bishop of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Nsukka has observed.

Religious leaders in Senegal. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Ahead of Local Elections in Senegal, Religious Leaders Urge “calm, restraint, respect”

Dec 24, 2021

Religious leaders in Senegal have, in a collective statement, appealed for “calm, restraint and respect for others” amid tensions ahead of local elections scheduled to take place next month.

Some members of the Council of Religions in Mauritius . Credit: Catholic Diocese of Port Louis/Facebook

Religious Leaders in Mauritius Urge Government to Revise Public Worship Restrictions

Nov 16, 2021

Members of the Council of Religions in Mauritius are calling on the country’s government to revise upwards the number of worshippers who can take part in public celebrations at a go.

Nnamdi Kanu. CRedit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Nigeria Call for Release of Detained Pro-Biafra Political Activist

Nov 4, 2021

Religious leaders in Nigeria have called for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, a pro-Biafra political activist with dual citizenship, Nigerian and British.

Protesters outside the Nigerian High Commission in London. Credit: CSW

Lawmakers, Students in London Join Christian Entity’s Protest against Nigeria's Abductions

Oct 31, 2021

Parliamentarians, religious leaders, and students are among protesters who have joined the call by UK-based human rights foundation, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), to end school abductions in Nigeria.

Logo of the Council of Religions (CoR) in Mauritius. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in Mauritius Saddened by Persecution of Minorities in Africa, World

Oct 24, 2021

The persecution of religious minorities in Africa and the world is a cause for concern for religious leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius who are calling for togetherness.