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Rwanda:African Clerics Seek to Omit Colonial Legacy From Gospel

[New Times] Over 500 religious leaders from across Africa are convening in Kigali for a three-day congress being held under the theme 'religious freedoms and building a tolerant continent of Africa'. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:United Religious Initiative to Raise Bar in Campaign Against Early Marriage in Malawi

[Nyasa Times] An international religious body, United Religious Initiative, says it will raise the bar on the awareness campaign to deter the increase in early marriages in Malawi. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Catholic Bishops Reiterate Apolitical Stand

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Catholic Bishops in Malawi have reiterated their stand that they will not support or endorse any particular politician or political party for the forthcoming Tripartite General Elections next year. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Major 1 Takes a Crusade to Lilongwe

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) founder, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri known as Major 1 is set to host a massive crusade on September 29, 2018 at Bingu National Stadium (BNS) in Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Muslims Resolved to Promote Peace, Fight Extremism

[Observer] Guest lecturers, members of the Foundation-Liberia branch and leaders of various Muslim organizations posed shortly after the symposium ended. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Kano Declares Public Holiday for Islamic New Year

[Vanguard] Kano State Government has declared today as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year. 1440 AH. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Renowned Islamic Scholar Sheikh Baba-Tune Dies At 75

[Premium Times] A renowned Kaduna based Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Abubakar Usman Baba-Tune, is dead. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Understanding the Muslim Marriages Judgment

[GroundUp] Despite fierce opposition, the Cape High Court has compelled government to introduce legislation that recognises Muslim marriages (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Muslims Conduct Mohamed Vi Symposium

[Observer] Some the Islamic scholars from the Mohamed VI Foundation and other high profile Muslims in Liberia at the symposium. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner Honours Church Invitation

[SAPS] Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga, Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner was the guest speaker at ZSC Ncevu Congregation Church in the Queenstown Cluster. Various government departments were invited to motivate learners as their final examinations draw closer. In her motivational address Lt Gen Ntshinga, narrated from the well-known motivational author, John Maxwell on teachable people and positive attitudes. Parents were sensitized to monitor their children on the use of cellphones. "Technology these days are advance (AllAfrica)

Uganda:We're Always Shouting in Church As If God Is Deaf - Museveni

[Monitor] At the time of former Buyende District DPC Muhammad Kirumira's assassination, police officers were in area (Bulenga) but did not hear gunshots, according to President Museveni. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Church Alliance Wants Reintroduction of Bible Studies

[New Era] The Alliance of Churches and Ministries in Namibia (ACM) has called for the reintroduction of Bible studies, alternatively religious education, in schools as they say this would help reduce moral decay. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:2,003 Kaduna Pilgrims Return Home - Official

[Vanguard] The Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board said 2,003 Kaduna pilgrims had returned home by Monday after successfully performing the 2018 hajj. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Why I Safeguarded Scores of Christians During Plateau Attack - Imam

[Premium Times] In an interview with the Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy, Abuja, David Young, Abdullahi Abubakar, an imam who helped save scores of Christians from being killed during the recent killings in Plateau State, speaks on the experience. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Religious Leaders Condemn Kirumira Killing

[Monitor] Kampala/Rukungiri -The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda has condemned the shooting of former Buyende District police commander Muhammad Kirumira. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Museveni to Churches - Be Agents of Positive Change

[Monitor] Masindi -President Museveni has advised church leaders and elders to be agents of positive change in order to keep peace in the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Muslim Elders Task On Government On Youth Unemployment

[Guardian] The Ahmadi Muslim Elders have urged government to tackle youth unemployment with much robustness, as this has been a major drawback in the march towards real development. Therefore, it should be confronted forcefully through proper technical training, moral re-orientation, financial aid, and educational empowerment. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Stalemate As KCCA Loses School Land to Church

[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Education and Sports and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) are still puzzled at how they lost one of their government-aided primary schools and its land in Ntinda to St Charles Lwanga Catholic Church. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique:Catholic Priest Suspended for Abusing Teenage Girl

[AIM] Maputo -The vicar-general of the Catholic diocese of Xai-Xai in southern Mozambique, Rafael Simbine, has confirmed the suspension of a Xai-Xai priest for sexually abusing a 16 year old girl. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:N1.6 Billion Church Donation Claim Untrue, EFCC Insists

[Guardian] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday challenged the claim that the N1.6 billion linked to a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was a donation to the Anglican Communion in Bayelsa State. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:Bishops Urge Voters to Express Themselves Freely

[CISA] Douala -The National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (CENC) is hopeful that the oncoming presidential elections scheduled for October 7, will be an opportunity for all Cameroonians to "express themselves freely" by choosing the candidate able to provide just and sustainable solutions to their expectations. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Top Muslim Authority Condemns Harassment of Women

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Beirut -A statement by Egypt's highest religious authority denouncing sexual harassment could be a turning point in efforts to crack down on abuse against women, activists said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Another Nigerian Catholic Cleric Kidnapped

[Premium Times] A reverend father, Christopher Ogaga, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Delta State. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:How Education, Family, and Church Have Failed Young People in Nigeria

[Premium Times] Gideon Ekanem, a consultant with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), trains young people in Nigeria on finance, marketing, and communication. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:Govt Must Consult Broadly On Implementation of Double-Track - Catholic Bishop

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Uganda:Release All Those Arrested Over Arua Fracas - Archbishop Lwanga Tells Government

[Monitor] The Archbishop of Kampala Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has asked government to allow Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake leave the country so as to seek specialized treatment abroad. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:10-Yr-Old Drummer Dies, 11 Injured As 100-Yr-Old Delta Church Collapses

[Vanguard] The 10-year-old drummer of St. Paul Catholic Church, Adagbrassa-Ugolo, died, yesterday, while 11 others sustained various degrees of injuries when the church building collapsed during service. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Church Drummer Dies As Building Collapses During Mass in Delta

[Guardian] Warri -On the first Sunday of a new month, which in many churches in the country is celebrated as a thanksgiving service, worshippers troop to church gaily dressed to rejoice seeing another month in spite of the odds of challenging situations in the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:1 Killed, Many Injured As Church Building Collapses in Delta

[Guardian] One person was killed and many others sustained various degrees of injuries following the collapse of St. Paul's Catholic Church building at Ugolo, Adagbrassa community in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:A Short Memoir of Religion and Faith

[FrontPageAfrica] Warning! No, sorry a Note: This is an intellectual exercise, so please hold your religious fanaticism and zealotry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Collapsed Catholic Church Was Built 100 Years Ago - Report

[Daily Trust] Asaba -According to the preliminary report by the Delta State Government delegation on inquiry into the collapsed St. Paul Catholic Church, Ugolo, Adagbrasa in Okpe local government area of the state, the building has been for a 100 years. (AllAfrica)

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