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​A multiverse of experiences at Fantastic exhibition
​A multiverse of experiences at Fantastic exhibition
Around the time of the collapse of TB Joshua’s hostel in Lagos, an event in which a supposed life restorer cheaply turned the death of more than...
Pass Pastor Steven Anderson ... then the sick bag
Pass Pastor Steven Anderson ... then the sick bag
Did you hear the one about the fire alarm salesperson who became an enemy of the South African state? I’m referring to the decision of home...
Homophobic US pastor 'may spread hate here' says regretful SA church group
Homophobic US pastor 'may spread hate here' says regretful SA church group
The Evangelical Alliance of South Africa (TEASA) said it regrets that US preacher Steven Anderson’s “hatred for LGBTs may be spread here”...
The sound of one male ego flapping is enough to banish a whole pride of lions
The sound of one male ego flapping is enough to banish a whole pride of lions
In my tiny tent, wrapped in darkness and my sleeping bag, I revisit the images of the day: lion cubs cuffing one another and their mothers,...
Religion matters
Religion matters
I have been called a kaffir many times – mostly by my great-grandfather, who was black and of whom I was deeply fond. He modelled integrity and...
Biblical myths in the time of Mammon
Biblical myths in the time of Mammon
Fifty-odd years ago, a visiting friend of my paternal grandmother asked my father why so many streets in Pretoria were called “Hou Links”. Her...
Humanity before religion
Humanity before religion
Religion matters as much today as it ever did. It matters to a slowly but steadily increasing proportion of the world’s population, even though it...
The role of spirituality in Western politics
The role of spirituality in Western politics
When sung in earnest, the South African national anthem feels ethereal. And perhaps it’s because it’s religious: Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika was a hymn before it became the musical score for our delicate democracy. In a country where citizens proudly start the anthem with...
Thuli Madonsela on faith and its role in society
Thuli Madonsela on faith and its role in society
When she was appointed public protector in October 2009 Thuli Madonsela could not have predicted the dark times she would face when her investigations brought her face to face with the highest power in the land: the president of the republic....
How religious will the world be in the future? Here's what the data says.
How religious will the world be in the future? Here's what the data says.
Data, like the scriptures, typically reveals the hand of its creator – which, in both cases, is human. This is a prosaic way of saying that data...
We’ve bastardised blessed with a #
We’ve bastardised blessed with a #
‘May He give you all the desires of your heart” – Psalm 20:4.

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