History has taught us that Jews can easily become potential targets of violent retaliation
St Paul’s doctrinal legacy includes antisemitism, misogyny, homophobia and the divine right of kings. Thankfully, there is another tradition, personified by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Fundamentalist Christians are embracing fringe movements that marry biblical prophecy with mainstream conspiracy
Gomo Lesejane’s work has allowed her to find resonance in the stories of people like her who could never fully embody their queer identities in temples, churches, mosques and iindumba
If the former chief justice can cure HIV/Aids, surely he can unvaccinate the vaccinated? But not before he’s president
Europe would have been a marginal player in world history without the continent’s natural resources and centuries of cheap African labour
The Reformed Structures photographic series marries Siya Mahlaba’s love for architecture and photography with his inquiry into segregation in the Dutch Reformed Church
Multimedia journalist and healer Sethembiso Zulu’s debut solo show embraces a fierce, raw and broken timelessness that encapsulates what it means to be human
The Covid-19 pandemic prevented me from leaving London to be at my father’s funeral in Uganda and perform the rites. Instead, I attended it online
But the church has fallen into the worldly trap of placing money and comfort above God
When a business decides who can or cannot buy their services or products, is this discrimination?
In 2015, in a vicious round of riots in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Sylvestre Dothe’s house was burned to the ground. He lost all his possessions but managed to escape with his wife and children, fleeing into neighbouring Cameroon for several months before returning home and starting from scratch. He had […]
I was 22 years old before I was open about my sexuality. I hope others won’t have to wait so long
The searing play No Easter Sunday For Queers tackles homophobic violence with a new langauge
Traditional, Islamic and Christian leaders are all being caught up in the conflict over secession in the Southern Cameroons
By ignoring the causes of poverty and injustice, prosperity churches doom people to destitution
John Chau was killed in a hail of arrows almost two weeks ago as he went ashore on North Sentinel island in the Indian Ocean
Police have consulted field experts including anthropologists and tribal welfare and forest officers to help them try and retrieve Chau’s body
"Are Khumalo’s words not exactly what so many of us need to hear? That we are loved. Where we are. As we are".
The liberal public sphere is still unwilling to accord equal weight to all human lives
Organised religion, which tells us to believe in invisible things, does not tackle real suffering
No one sells them openly, no one admits to owning one, and no one has been arrested— but Zambia is waging a fierce campaign against sex dolls
An illness plagues the women here — drawing them together, then apart, then together again
South Africa’s biggest purveyors of counselling and guidance will finally get norms and standards
My gender is one part of me; it is not everything of me. I’d be a fool to limit myself.
Readers write in about varsity tuition, and religion.
Christianity was an integral part of the process that reduced so much of Africa to near-slavery.
The writer believes that religious discourse holds value, and is how we can "find one another again, in a deeper and more meaningful way".
Minister Paul Verryn speaks to the Mail & Guardian about his relationship with God, the importance of religion and how his journey has changed.
Far from the world becoming secular, there will be almost six billion Christian and Muslim believers by 2050, according to a series of reports.
The church will see most of its future growth in the Global South, with Islam set to follow suit.
A new book examines how a charismatic church is brainwashing poor and gullible South Africans with the idea that God can be bought