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Rwanda: Catholic Church Should Go Beyond Traditional Teachings - First Lady

[New Times] First Lady Jeannette Kagame reminded leaders of the Catholic Church that they have a responsibility to educate its members beyond the traditional teachings of the religion, saying it could help the country towards its reconciliation journey. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Alleged Leader of the National Christian Resistance Movement 'The Crusaders' Arrested for Terrorism Plot

[SAPS] Pretoria -A self-professed leader of the National Christian Resistance Movement (NCRM) also known as the 'Crusaders' has been arrested for alleged terrorism by the Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation's Crimes Against The State (CATS) team and National Crime Intelligence on Thursday, 28 November 2019. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Faith Healers Defy Ban on Chaining

[HRW] Enforce Ban on Chaining and Provide Community-Based Services (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Churches Want Stake in National Dialogue

[The Herald] Churches have thrown their weight behind political dialogue, which was initiated by President Mnangagwa immediately after last year's harmonised elections, but want the engagements to be comprehensive and broad-based. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School Promises Some Affordable Housing On Tafelberg Site

[GroundUp] If the Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School acquires the Tafelberg site, 40 affordable housing units will be built on the property as well as a school, Advocate Paul Farlam, representing the school told the Western Cape High Court today. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Sudan Religious Affairs Minister - New Civil State to Promote a Sense of Justice Between Muslims and Christians

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan's Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments, Nasreldin Mofreh says that the current arrangements to draw up the features of a new civil state aims to take care of the interests of citizens and "promote a sense of justice between Muslims and Christians". The Minister also visited the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Khartoum North. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Jehovah's Witnesses Break Record

[The Herald] Jehovah's Witnesses have broken a record for translating Bible material into 1 000 languages, including 100 sign languages, while they have also produced articles, videos and audio content. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Bishop Mbatia Urges Farmers to Embrace Agroecology, Avoid Use of Chemicals in Food Production

[CISA] Nyahururu -Rt. Rev. Joseph Mbatia, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Nyahururu has urged farmers to embrace Agroecology that eliminates the use of external synthetic inputs. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Airport East Circuit of Methodist Church Holds Food, Drinks Bazaar

[Ghanaian Times] The Airport East Circuit of the Northern Accra Diocese of the Methodist Church last Sunday held a food and drinks bazaar as part of activities celebrating its first anniversary. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Police Confirm Release of Abducted Catholic Priest

[Premium Times] The Police Command in Enugu State says abducted Catholic Priest, Malachy Asadu, serving under Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, has been released. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Inqaz Committed Injustice Against Muslims and Christians - Mufarah

[SNA] Medani. -Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments Nassr-Al-Din Mufarah announced that arrangements were underway for mapping out new features of new civilian state that cares with citizens interests and boosting feeling justice between Muslims and Christians. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Mufreh Calls Islamic Groups to Consolidate Moderate Approach (Wasatiyya)

[SNA] Khartoum -Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments Nassr-Al-Din Mufarah visited Tueday evening the Muslim Brotherhood Group at its headquarters at the house of the late Sheikh Sadiq Abdullah in Bahri(Khartoum North), where he was received by Dr. Awad Allah Hasan the General Supervisor of the Muslim Brotherhood Group in Sudan, his deputy and the executive office of the group. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Mityana Priest, Seven Others Remanded Over Murder Charges

[Monitor] A Catholic priest attached to Kiyinda Mityana Diocese and seven others have been remanded till 4th December 2019 when the murder case against the eight will come up for mention at the Mityana Chief Magistrate Court in Mityana District. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Row in Nigeria Over 'Witchcraft Conference'

[Premium Times] A controversial conference on witchcraft began on Tuesday at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Enugu, South-East Nigeria, despite opposition from Christian communities within and outside the university. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: IGP Launches Operation Father Christmas

[Ghanaian Times] The Inspector General of Police (IGP),James Oppong-Boanuh yesterday launched its annual police strategy code named "Operation Father Christmas" to ensure the safety of the public during this year's festivities. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Bishop Dominic Kimengich 'Ready' to Take Over in Eldoret

[Nation] Newly appointed Eldoret Bishop Dominic Kimengich has said he is ready for the task following his appointment by Pope Francis on November 16. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Catholic Priest Offers Opening Prayer At UNN Conference On Witchcraft

[Vanguard] A Catholic priest, Innocent Enweh, said the opening prayer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, conference on witchcraft, Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome's Ministry - LIMA Awards Reflect a Stratospheric Rise to Glory

[Vanguard] The power and passion that the LoveWorld Music and Arts Ministry (LMAM) artists exude for the mission they have in this world is beyond inspiring. They have supernatural abilities to communicate the message of Christ Embassy Church. These messages are communicated directly from the Man of God, Reverend Dr. Chris Oyakhilome. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Another Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Enugu

[This Day] The harvest of kidnapping of Catholic priest seems not to have abated in Enugu State as another was abducted Monday night. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Another Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Nigeria

[Premium Times] Another Catholic priest in Enugu State, Malachy Asadu, was on Monday kidnapped by unknown gunmen. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: We Won't Allow Religion to Divide Nigerians - Buhari

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said his administration would not allow religion to divide Nigerians. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Mrs. Elaine Dunn's Funeral Tomorrow At Trinity Cathedral

[Observer] The funeral service of Mrs. Elaine Dunn, wife of former Chief of Protocol, R.L., Edward L. Dunn, Jr., is scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Trinity Cathedral on Broad Street, Snapper Hill, Monrovia. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Pastor Ng'ang'a - the 'Ungodly' Man of God

[Nairobi News] James Ng'ang'a, popularly known as Pastor Ng'ang'a, must be one of the most controversial preachers of our times. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Angola's Tocoist Church University and Howard Start Partnership

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Higher Education Polytechnic Institute of Angola's Tocoist Church (ISPT) and the US Howard Washington University are making contacts to enrich the curricula of various courses lectured in the former, the church?s bishop, Afonso Nunes said on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Bishop to Priests - You Are Not Ordained to Become Rich

[Monitor] Christians from all walks of life on Saturday braved rain as six priests and one deacon were being ordained to join the catholic priesthood in Lango sub region. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Ijara Clerics Ban 'Extravagant' Weddings, Set New Rules

[Nation] Unmarried men in Ijara, Garissa County are heaving a sigh of relief after religious leaders set new rules for bride price and wedding ceremony spending in a bid to tame what they said are extravagant show-offs. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Establish Shari'ah Courts in South-West, Muslims Tell Governors

[This Day] Ibadan -Muslims in the South-west region under the auspices of Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) have called on Governors Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos) to establish Shari'ah Courts in the region. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Khaya Mthethwa Says the Church Needs to Change With the Times

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Gospel star and pastor Khaya Mthethwa is worried that the church might lose its relevance if it doesn't change with the times. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Mountain of Fire Crusade Kicks Off in Abuja

[This Day] Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, International headquarters Annex, Utako Abuja , is organising a one- day crusade, in Miracle City, Gwagwalada , along the lokoja /Kaduna express way Abuja. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: National Sports Stadium to Host Church Service Ahead of Derby

[The Herald] AS Dynamos and CAPS United were winding preparations for Sunday's Harare Derby yesterday, workers were also busy setting up the stage at the National Sports Stadium for a church service. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Port St Johns Cluster Hosts Church Parade

[SAPS] On Thursday, 26 September 2019, Port St Johns Cluster held a Church Parade at Lusikisiki Police Station. The objectives of this event was to commemorate our fallen members, to pray for current burning issues that are occurring in this country as well as to award SAPS members with medals. (AllAfrica)

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