Officials of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) have welcomed Section 89 independent panel report, which followed investigations into financial crimes allegations laid on the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.
Members of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) are calling for a renewal of what they describe as the society’s moral fiber, in a bid to address the “political quagmire” that they say the country has found itself in.
Church leaders in South Africa have bemoaned what they call “wanton disrespect for life” following the July 9 shootings at two taverns in South African towns some 500 kms apart that reportedly left at least 19 people killed and many more injured.
Church leaders in South Africa are grieving with family members of the victims of the Enyobeni Tavern, a nightclub in the South African city of East London in Eastern Cape where 21 teenagers lost their lives in the early hours of Sunday, June 26.
Christian leaders under the auspices of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) have reacted to complaints about their silence over allegations of crime and misconduct against President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Church leaders in South Africa have expressed their “full support” for Pope Francis’ offer to arbitrate for an end to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Church leaders in South Africa are calling for a national dialogue to address xenophobic tendencies in the country saying the negative attitude of South Africans towards migrants is perennial.
The leadership of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) has appealed to the government to hasten the access to COVID-19 vaccine to save lives amid a reported new wave of infections in the country.
Church leaders in South Africa on Tuesday, September 15 took part in a one-hour countrywide silent prayer session to protest against corruption involving COVID-19 funds, which has been described as “stealing money from people that cannot breathe.”
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have, in a collective statement, expressed their condemnation of alleged misappropriation of COVID-19 resources but indicated that this corruption was somewhat expected.
Church leaders in South Africa have expressed their displeasure over the “revelations of” looting of funds meant for fighting against COVID-19 in the country saying the acts are typical of “vultures and hyenas over dead bodies.”
Gatherings for the last rites in South Africa have been identified as “a major source of mass infection” of the coronavirus with the leadership of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) cautioning that leaders of various Christian denominations who flout COVID-19 measures risk facing prosecution.
Representatives of the various Christian denominations in South Africa have appealed to the Vatican and the World Council of Churches (WCC) to intervene in Israel’s plan to take over the West Bank, a landlocked territory claimed by both Israel and Palestine.
The announcement by South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa May 26 that places of worship may reopen beginning from June 1 has elicited mixed reactions from church leaders in the country, some welcoming the move and others terming it as questionable.
In South Africa where COVID-19 restrictions have plunged the country into various crimes including police brutalities and a rise in cases of gender-based violence (GBV), church leaders drawn from 30 Christian denominations have condemned the crimes and encouraged the use of WhatsApp to report cases of violence founded on gender.