Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Maha Shivratree 2022: PM calls for collaboration of socio-cultural associations to help avoid mass gatherings

He cautioned that converging in large groups towards Grand Bassin will increase the risk of contracting the COVID-19

The Prime Minister (PM), Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, chaired, today, a meeting of the National Task Force in the context of the Maha Shivratree 2022 festival, scheduled for 01 March this year, during which he appealed to the understanding and collaboration of socio-cultural associations to help avoid mass gatherings at…

Source: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana |

President Akufo-Addo Marks Special Eucharist Service At Jubilee House

The Presidential New Year Service was held on his behalf by the Archbishops, Bishops and Clergy of the Anglican Church of Ghana

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday, January 6, 2022 participated in a Special Eucharist Mass Service to mark the beginning of the year at the Jubilee House in Accra.  The Presidential New Year Service was held on his behalf by the Archbishops, Bishops and Clergy…

Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation |

Press release on the passing of Desmond Tutu

He will be remembered in Russia as an outstanding human rights defender and spiritual leader

On December 26, Desmond Tutu, a prominent figure of the South African liberation movement, Archbishop Emeritus of the Anglican Church of South Africa and Nobel Peace prize laureate, died aged 90. Tutu took an active part in the fight against the apartheid regime in South Africa and in the subsequent formation of…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Parliament Wishes South Africans a Blessed Christmas

Christmas is a period of spiritual reflection on the critical values and beliefs of the Christian faith

The Presiding Officers of Parliament, led by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Mr Amos Masondo, wish all Christians a warm, peaceful and blessed Christmas. Christmas is a period of spiritual reflection on the critical values and beliefs…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Shab-E-Baraat and Ramadan 2022 Task Force: PM Jugnauth chairs first Ministerial meeting

The representatives of the Muslim sociocultural associations were able to discuss the constraints they face and bring forth suggestions and requests

The first Ministerial meeting of the Task Force for the celebrations of Shab-E-Baraat and Ramadan 2022, was chaired this afternoon, by the Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and External Communications, Minister for Rodrigues, Outer Islands and Territorial Integrity, Mr.  Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, at the Sir Harilal Vaghjee Memorial Hall in…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

MPs to support CoU as it marks 60th anniversary

The Church of Uganda is celebrating 60 years since its establishment on 16 April 1961 and as a result, a fundraising drive has been launched to raise Shs60 billion

Members of Parliament have pledged to support the Church of Uganda (CoU) as it marks 60 years of existence. The MPs led by the Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, on Friday, 17th December 2021 met with the leadership of the Anglican Church in a function hosted by the Archbishop of…

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Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

UNOWAS Organized a Regional Seminar on the Contribution of Religious and Traditional Leaders to Peacebuilding, Conflict Prevention and Resolution in West Africa and the Sahel

The objective of the seminar was to create a framework for exchange to promote the contribution of religious and traditional leaders to peacebuilding and the promotion of the values of tolerance and justice

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), organized on 16 and 17 December 2021, a regional seminar on the "Contribution of religious and traditional leaders to peacebuilding, conflict prevention and resolution in West Africa and the Sahel". The objective of the seminar was to create a framework for exchange to promote the contribution of religious and…

Source: Amnesty International |

Algeria: Quash conviction of Christian convert and overturn repressive law used to prosecute him

Gendarmerie officers arrested Foudhil Bahloul and three of his friends in Ain Defla in April 2021 before searching his house and seizing books and materials related to the Christian faith

A court of appeal in Algeria has sentenced Christian convert Foudhil Bahloul to a six-month suspended prison term and a fine of 100,000 Algerian dinars (around 720 dollars) over a 200 Euro transfer deemed an “unauthorized donation” under a discriminatory law used to crack down on religious minorities. Bahloul learnt of…

Source: UN Women |

Traditional, religious and civil society leaders of Africa vow to take bold action to end violence against women and girls in the African continent

Across the continent of Africa, traditional leaders, including religious leaders, continue to play significant roles as influencers and custodians of cultural practices within communities

Traditional, religious and civil society leaders of Africa gathered today in Addis Ababa to confirm their commitment in joining hands with the African Union Commission, the United Nations and the Spotlight Initiative and taking bold action to end child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and other harmful practices. On behalf…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

UNESCO hands over the Religious Leaders’ Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights’ Toolkit

Two versions of the toolkit, one for Muslim and the other for Christian denominations, were developed after the adaptation to the Tanzanian context of the generic toolkit developed in 2019 by the World Council of Churches

UNESCO Dar es salaam Head of Office, Mr Tirso Dos Santos has handed over 560 copies of the Religious Leaders’ Adolescents, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights toolkit on 18 October 2021 to Tanzania Interfaith Partnership (TIP). Two versions of the toolkit, one for Muslim and the other for Christian…