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Review: ‘Ikhaya Likamoya’ by Sethembiso Zulu — Ties that bind us all

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

I buried my father on Zoom. Was I laying my culture to rest?

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

Morals decide the state of the nation

But the church has fallen into the worldly trap of placing money and comfort above God

Even religious freedom has its limits

When a business decides who can or cannot buy their services or products, is this discrimination?

Central African Republic: The parable of the 11 stolen motorcycles

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...

Learning to live my truth as a gay person

I was 22 years old before I was open about my sexuality. I hope others won’t have to wait so long

Koleka Putuma’s Christian/ queer collision

The searing play No Easter Sunday For Queers tackles homophobic violence with a new langauge

Religion and conflict in Cameroon

Traditional, Islamic and Christian leaders are all being caught up in the conflict over secession in the Southern Cameroons

The  ‘prosperity gospel’  means exploitation

By ignoring the causes of poverty and injustice, prosperity churches doom people to destitution

Calls to leave US missionary’s body on tribe’s island

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

Dead American told island tribe ‘Jesus loves you’

Police have consulted field experts including anthropologists and tribal welfare and forest officers to help them try and retrieve Chau's body

To hate gays is to hate God

"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 licence 
to kill

The liberal public sphere is still unwilling to accord equal weight to all human lives

Keeping the faith

Organised religion, which tells us to believe in invisible things, does not tackle real suffering

Zambia’s crackdown on sex dolls provokes fierce rights debate

​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

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