The bodies of adults and children have been exhumed after a ‘pastor’ told his followers they would go to heaven if they starved themselves
Congregation coffers attract desperate thieves as churches are known not to bank their donations
The popular televangelist, who recently died, preached a prosperity gospel that promised followers health and wealth if they had faith – and gave money to the church
Reverend Frank Chikane has just completed six years as the chairperson of the Kagiso Trust. He speaks about corruption, his children’s views and how churches can be mobilised
Churches are not essential
The pastors must be happy. They can peddle their ‘cures’ again to congregating potential Covid-19 cases. Spare us, Dlamini-Zuma
‘You give us the word, we give you the money.’ Without tithes from congregations, churches find it difficult to pay salaries and do community work
‘It’s hard to imagine Jesus livestreaming the Sermon on the Mount’
But the church has fallen into the worldly trap of placing money and comfort above God
For the people who live near this sacred site in Ethiopa, religion is woven into daily life
The actions of some pastors and bishops are criminal and damage their followers
South Africa’s biggest purveyors of counselling and guidance will finally get norms and standards
Shepherd Bushiri applied for rezoning but did not disclose that he had broken the law.
Academics and preachers in Southern Africa are determined to reverse the church’s heteropatriarchic tendencies.
The black middle class are turning a blind eye to racism at their churches in the suburbs.
SA’s democracy, won by much sacrifice, is in dire danger from the greed and machinations of a few.
Religious leaders want an end to favouritism as they adopt a more critical political stance.
Brewers are facing a stiff challenge from churches as hard-pressed Zimbabweans turn to God.
A reality check for Steve Hofmeyr, Jackie Selebi and President Jacob Zuma evoke higher powers, and Libya loses its prime minister – briefly.
Fatal stampede has brought attention to the church’s pecuniary practices and high-powered links with the ruling MPLA.
Victoria John reported on an infamous Mauritius institution in 2009. When a new branch opened in Johannesburg, she took another look.
Mugabe and his opponents seem to be looking elsewhere for the religious vote. They are taking the battle to the open-air spaces, writes Jason Moyo.
The Dutch Reformed Church officially lost 20 000 members last year but the real numbers are likely to be much higher.
The Baptist Nazareth (Shembe) Church’s succession woes moved towards the theatre of the absurd this week.
"God uses his big celestial remote control to mute the prayers of black people," young black radical philosopher, Ncendisa Mpenymama, says.
Conservationists suspect political interference after muti man’s trial is thrown out of court.
Amid apparent tensions between church and state over a number of moral and political issues, there is sustained and reasoned dialogue.
A Pretoria NG Kerk unfairly discriminated against gay music teacher Johan Strydom when it fired him three years ago, a court ruled on Thursday.
The Church of England has gently modified God’s first injunction in a new green guide for members, which suggests: let there be a little less light.
A music lecturer is claiming R100 000 from the NG Kerk Moreleta Park for sacking him because of a gay relationship.