Religious leaders

President Uhuru Kenyatta during meeting with representatives of religious leaders in Kenya Friday, September 25. / Kenya’s State House in Nairobi.

"Speak boldly against vices holding Kenya Back”: President Kenyatta to Religious Leaders

Sep 25, 2020

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.

Logo Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP).

Faith Communities to Prioritize “lifting hope of our people”: Religious Leaders in Nigeria

Jul 17, 2020

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.

A section of religious leaders meeting with President Phillipe Nyusi to discuss the reopening of Churches.

Hope for Reopening of Churches in Mozambique as Religious Leaders Meet President

Jul 3, 2020

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.

Jean Cardinal Zerbo, Archbishop of Bamako, Mali.

Religious Leaders in Mali Challenged to be “sentinels, mediators of Peace”

Jun 24, 2020

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.

A Poster for the National Prayer and Fasting from April 24 to 26, 2020 in Ghana. / Christian Council of Ghana.

Pray Not to Question God’s Existence during COVID-19, Religious Leaders in Ghana Implore

Apr 29, 2020

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.

Board Members of the Council of Religions in Mauritius.

“The war to be fought is against COVID-19,” Religious Leaders in Mauritius United

Mar 28, 2020

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.

Panelists at the meeting of Religious Leaders in Ivory Coast.

Link Between Religion, Politics, Peace Discussed at Ivorian Religious Leaders’ Meeting

Mar 13, 2020

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.

KCCB's Archbishop Martin KIvuva (centre) reads the statement on behalf of the Dialogue Reference Group (DRG). He is flanked by other religious leaders. / Samuel Waweru/ KCCB

Kenya’s Building Bridges Initiative “polarizing the nation,” Religious Leaders Concerned

Mar 7, 2020

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).

Religious Leaders in Gabon after taking part in Ecumenical Service for Peace in the country, Sunday January 5, 2020.

At Gabon’s National Day of Peace Prayer, Religious Leaders Urge “repentance, conversion”

Jan 8, 2020

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.

Kenya's Religious leaders during the two-day forum in Nairobi / Caritas Kenya

Kenya’s Religious Leaders Endorse “Building Bridges Initiative,” Propose “refinement”

Dec 6, 2019

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.”

Cover of policy document for the safeguarding of children launched and adopted by representatives of the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) / Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK)

Inter-Faith Leaders in Kenya Adopt Collective Child Safeguarding Policy

Nov 13, 2019

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.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2019

Religious Leaders in Africa Congratulate Winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2019

Oct 15, 2019

As various people across the globe celebrate the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for this year, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, sending him congratulatory messages, the African Council of Religious Leaders (ACRL) has also lauded and celebrated the Prime Minister, known to be one of the African youngest leaders.