The writer believes that religious discourse holds value, and is how we can "find one another again, in a deeper and more meaningful way".
The religious underpinnings of South African fiction have been eroded by the secularisation of our society since 1994, with one striking exception.
South Africa needs a morally responsible theology, but these churches are on the outside and the rest are profit preachers or pliant palace prophets.
How we live our lives and govern our society should be motivated by what’s good for all of us, regardless of individual metaphysical beliefs.
"You will grow a presidential pair and lead this nation," God told Jacob Zuma. "Stop seeing the Guptas and leave Gordhan alone!"
Minister Paul Verryn speaks to the Mail & Guardian about his relationship with God, the importance of religion and how his journey has changed.
Church and state may be separated in South Africa, but people’s belief systems flow subtly through all our public discourses.
While public protector Thuli Madonsela believes in the separation between religion and state, her faith informs her commitment to values in her work.
Far from the world becoming secular, there will be almost six billion Christian and Muslim believers by 2050, according to a series of reports.
Forget the God of Galatians 5. Another lord who rules the temples of wealth will grant all your wishes, particularly if you are among the 1%.
Pastors and politicians will continue to feed off the desperation of the poor, until their material and spiritual needs are met, and oppression ends.
The very act of a girl reading from the Torah can shake Judaism out of its patriarchal stronghold and inspire her to become involved in the religion.
It was once described as the National Party at prayer. But the Dutch Reformed Church numbers are dwindling. Charles Leonard finds out why.
President Jacob Zuma has been shrouded in fundamentalist Christian metaphor, but his flock is out in the cold, writes Niren Tolsi.
Some Muslims in South Africa have begun taking on tradition. And that is where things are getting heated with divisions bubbling to the surface.
The Islamist group may have jihadist overtones, but its rise and power lies in Nigeria's failure to deliver to its citizens adequately.
Bongani Madondo asks why black folk should inherit the earth and not heaven -- and other pertinent questions.
A growing number of South Africans have started exploring Christianity's origins in Jewish scripture and ritual, under the term Messianic Judaism.
Religion has been left to bridge the inequality divide created by corrupt political elites, writes Catholic priest Anthony Egan.