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Public officials must treat all marriages equally

Religious beliefs are no longer allowed as on objection to solemnising same-sex partnerships and rightly so

Marriage officers should have the right to object on religious grounds

‘Beliefs and convictions rested on religion should be allowed the freedom awarded by the law to share the public sphere with all the other non-religious beliefs and convictions’

Editorial: The faithful too have a duty of care

Despite its liberal and secular Constitution, South Africa is a religious country. It is a country built on the foundations of African belief systems,...

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

The Portfolio: Niamh Walsh-Vorster

"Even though this series was about being in a familiar space, it could be seen that I would intentionally place myself on the periphery"

Take action against church capture by cult leaders

The actions of some pastors and bishops are criminal and damage their followers

Slice of life: Faithful hearts vibrating

'I realised it was actually a nice way of saying: 'You were playing that way too loud.''

Church hid pastor’s abuse, says dad

Survivors, including the abuser’s niece, accuse the Seventh Day Adventist Church of putting its needs ahead of the girls

Notre-Dame blaze a symbol of the transience of ‘civilisation’

The image of the iconic church on fire interrupted the French nation’s link to its heritage and history

NG Kerk is repenting for apartheid

It was only in 1986 that the NG Kerk welcomedSouth Africans of all races to worship under one roof

Churches want code against cons

Those who wish to f leece the public will be held to account, say church leaders

The  ‘prosperity gospel’  means exploitation

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

‘What a coincidence’ – Zuma on attending same church as Ramaphosa

During his visit on Sunday, Zuma surmised that Ramaphosa “just had this gut feeling that he must come here on his own accord”.

From church to shop and back: God never left the building

For 70 years services were held twice a week. But numbers dwindled to two and it closed. Then 12 years later praises once again raised the rafters

Songs of the black matriarchs

They cling to their hymnbooks yet the Bible doesn’t recognise women’s worth

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