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Koleka Putuma's Christian/ queer collision
Koleka Putuma's Christian/ queer collision
In the astounding anthology that is Koleka Putuma’s Collective Amnesia, the poem No Easter Sunday For Queers stands out as the...
Church hid pastor’s abuse, says dad
Church hid pastor’s abuse, says dad
Maureen Johnson* found out that her uncle had been molesting her daughter when he confessed to her in front of a pastor that he had “asked my...
Portia Zvavahera: In the world — but not of it
Portia Zvavahera: In the world — but not of it
We’re all dead. Indifferent to the tribulations of the world because it only gets worse, especially if you are a black womxn. This is the sense I...
Muslims long at home in New Zealand
Muslims long at home in New Zealand
When the New Zealand Muslim Association summoned Ahmed Said Patel from Gujarat to Auckland, he had a rough idea of what his responsibilities would...
Let the small gods live on in cowpats, Santa and song
Let the small gods live on in cowpats, Santa and song
When I was eight, my Waldorf School class went for a camp on a biodynamic farm called Bloublommetjieskloof in the Boland. We were taught how to...
Churches want code against cons
Churches want code against cons
Religious leaders across South Africa are wanting the adoption of a code of conduct in response to incidents where “false prophets” have raised...
CRL Rights Commission to investigate ‘resurrection’ pastor
CRL Rights Commission to investigate ‘resurrection’ pastor
The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) is set to...
The  ‘prosperity gospel’  means exploitation
The  ‘prosperity gospel’  means exploitation
A popular fanaticism has stormed altars of evangelical churches in the past decade, not only in South Africa but also across the continent.
Letters to the editor: February 8 to 14
Letters to the editor: February 8 to 14
With World Wetlands Day on February 2 in mind, I was recently taken to visit Verlorenvlei, near the West Coast, to see for myself the unfolding...
Letters to the Editor: November 16 to 22
Letters to the Editor: November 16 to 22
After several years of weak growth and rising unemployment, news that the private sector has pledged to invest nearly R290-billion in the South...
'Our god is stronger' — can biodiverse Bijagós fend off evangelical threat?
'Our god is stronger' — can biodiverse Bijagós fend off evangelical threat?
The 12 traditional priestesses of Orango island gathered in their wide hut in a deserted clearing of ankle-deep vegetation, passing a bowl of...
Einstein's 'God letter' to go on sale for $1-million
Einstein's 'God letter' to go on sale for $1-million
A handwritten letter from Albert Einstein about his thoughts on God, religion and his search for meaning is to go on sale in New York, valued at up...

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