The number of botched abortions is on the rise in Africa, according to recent reports, and governments are responding by distributing contraceptives. But the Roman Catholic Church, some Muslim groups and antiabortion groups are waging their own campaigns against contraception, warning it will further escalate the problem.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Concerned that the crisis in the worldwide Anglican Communion is deepening, conservative Anglican primates in Africa are organizing a second conference to discuss ways of returning the church to what they describe as biblical faithfulness.
Despite a promise by the Sudanese government to grant its minority Christian population religious freedom, church leaders there said they are beset by increased restrictions and hostility in the wake of the South Sudan’s independence.
Religious leaders in Africa strongly rebuked President Obama’s call to decriminalize homosexuality, suggesting it’s the reason why he received a less-than-warm welcome during a recent trip to the continent.
Conditions in the Dadaab refugee complex in northeastern Kenya are worsening one year after thousands of Somali migrants flocked to the settlement, according to relief agencies, which include church-based organizations.
(ENInews)--In Uganda, faith leaders are joining citizens in demanding openness in the handling of recently-discovered crude oil, which is inspiring hope for a better future for the East African country.
c. 2012 Religion News Service NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS/ENInews) Kenyan churches are tightening security after a lone attacker exploded a grenade inside an evangelical church in Nairobi on Sunday (April 29), killing one person and injuring 15.
(ENInews)--Global Christian leaders are condemning the destruction on April 21 of the Sudan Evangelical Presbyterian Church Bible School in Khartoum, an incident that occurred amidst escalating hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan.
In South Sudan, clashes among nomadic cattle-raising tribes in Jonglei state have killed thousands, but an evangelical Christian leader says encouraging permanent settlement by the communities will end the bloody circle of conflicts.
(ENInews)--Although the Internet video "Kony 2012" is bringing world
attention to an infamous Ugandan warlord, calling for his arrest this year, it
doesn't mention much about the church leaders who continue to work for peace in
Northern Uganda and central Africa and recently recalled their encounters with
(ENInews)--A film detailing atrocities committed by the Northern Uganda
rebel leader Joseph Kony has become an Internet sensation, but faith leaders in
the region said they fear the production will cause further trauma to the
population who are recovering from a 23-year brutal war.
ENInews--In Tripoli, fireworks were ignited, guns fired in
the air and chants sounded on 17 February in celebrations marking the first
anniversary of the Libyan uprising that ended Colonel Moammar Gadhafi's
Nairobi, Kenya, 14 February (ENInews)--At a Roman Catholic church center near the Kenyan town of Thika, red roses were exchanged among faith leaders on Valentine's Day as reminder of their call to love and care for people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.
9 February (ENInews)--Following the re-introduction in Uganda of a bill
that would harshly punish homosexuality, gay rights activists, including some
church leaders, are uniting through Twitter and Facebook to oppose it.
January 11 (ENInews)--He is described as charismatic, intelligent and humble in Uganda and the Global South, but Anglican Archbishop Henry Orombi, who will be leaving office this year, has also been criticized in the Anglican Communion for his hardline stance concerning homosexuality.