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Religion important in school: yay or nay?

by: Lerato Motsiri - 29 June 2017

Religion important in school: yay or nay?

Recently the Johannesburg High court ruled that public schools may not promote just one religion over the others. #religioninSchools the Judgement. Basically schools are not allowed have one religion. @ANN7tv pic.twitter.com/KRThp8RVi2 — Nonhlanhla Julia (@Nhlajules) June 28, 2017 An organisation called the Organisasie vir Godsdienstige-Onderrig en Demokrasie (OGOD) took six public schools to court, arguing that...

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On why I became an atheist at 12

by: Carlos Ncube - 8 March 2017

On why I became an atheist at 12

For a while I did not even know what an atheist was. I used to be a devoted Christian attending church with my uncle out of my own will. I loved the services for the music. But I would get headaches after church. Trying to find an explanation for the headaches, my family said I...

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I nearly died doing missionary work in Afghanistan, and why I’ll probably do it again

by: Thembeka Makhubela - 28 February 2017

I nearly died doing missionary work in Afghanistan, and why I’ll probably do it again

Two weeks into my missionary trip to Afghanistan, I stood with about 30 people in a burning church. A woman who had been teaching children in a back room came to our side of the church screaming that the church was on fire, and that we needed to get out quickly. At the time we...

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He started a publishing house turning sermons into books

by: Geraldine Amoko - 20 January 2017

He started a publishing house turning sermons into books

Evidence Sello Magaga II (23) says he would always find himself asking a friend after church what the sermon was about. And when he realised he wasn’t the only one who struggled to remember, he transcribed live recordings and turned them into books, which he publishes under his company Ready T Publishing. When he published his...

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Watch: 4 Muslim women on why they wear their headscarves

by: Muneeba Davids - 23 September 2016

Watch: 4 Muslim women on why they wear their headscarves

With France’s burkini ban in the news and the suggestion that Muslim women who wear headscarves are oppressed, we asked four women for their own personal reasons. One woman says “I can wear my headscarf with anything, leather jacket, checked shirt,” while another explains that “it is a commandment from my creator.”

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I converted from Muslim to Christian, and my family isolated me

by: Anonymous - 26 May 2016

I converted from Muslim to Christian, and my family isolated me

I was born a Muslim, and lived according to the faith until I was 14. I never really understood it, though. And when I converted to Christianity I was shunned by my family and the larger Muslim community. This is my story of how one decision changed my life forever.   It took one service...

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The story behind this trending #FeesMustFall picture: Human shield surrounds praying Muslims

by: Abigail Javier - 5 November 2015

The story behind this trending #FeesMustFall picture: Human shield surrounds praying Muslims

It was midday, on a hot Pretoria afternoon. The protest at the Union Buildings had been on for hours and the students did not look like they would stop anytime soon. Police were throwing stun grenades over the fence and students were running up and down in response, some even shouting “happy New Year” at...

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Survey finds that young people have no time for God

by: Raeez Jacobs - 10 July 2015

Survey finds that young people have no time for God

Nearly 40 years ago young black South Africans decided that they were gatvol with Bantu Education being forced down their throats by the National party government and you know what they did? They took to the streets in an iconic protest march that we now commemorate on June 16. They saw a problem, which, at...

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5 of Africa’s most flamboyant and richest pastors

by: Sinethemba Ndleleni - 26 September 2014

5 of Africa’s most flamboyant and richest pastors

In the wake of the tragic accident that befell congregants of the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria (claiming over 80 South African lives), care to know how paid some clergymen are? Below is the five top spots that make up Africa’s richest pastors. The list compiled by Forbes looks at the top ten...

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Portraits of the City: Central Methodist Church, Johannesburg

by: Siyabonga Mkhasibe - 14 September 2013

Portraits of the City: Central Methodist Church, Johannesburg

Deep in the heart of the Johannesburg CBD, past the bleating taxis, nestled neatly at the corner of Prichard and Small Street, rests the Central Methodist Church. Famed for not only carrying an aspirant religion, but with it, the battered hopes, fleeting dreams and steely resolve of many African nationals. However, ts greatest boast of...

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