Poverty attacks churches in South Africa By Redemtor Atieno

  Poverty attacks churches in South Africa By Redemtor Atieno, Uganda   The apartheid system that ended in 1994 is to blame for the devastating effects of poverty and unemployment in South Africa. The result is increased crime, escalating HIV/AIDS cases and family disabilities, according to Rev. Faleni Mzukisi of the Presbyterian Church of Africa … Continue reading “Poverty attacks churches in South Africa By Redemtor Atieno”

Robben Island a powerful symbol By Frank Jomo

  Robben Island a powerful symbol By Frank Jomo, Malawi   Participants at the WACC Congress took the trip of a lifetime 8 October to the heart of South Africa’s freedom Robben Island. In the warmth of the afternoon sun after a morning of cold breezes, participants lined up at the Mandela Gateway to board … Continue reading “Robben Island a powerful symbol By Frank Jomo”

Media linked to action key for gender justice

  Media linked to action key for gender justice By Rebekah Chevalier, Canada   “The media has huge and largely untapped power to promote and protect gender justice,” Joanne Sandler told Congress during a keynote presentation 7 October. Sandler is Deputy Executive Director-Program for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). As an example … Continue reading “Media linked to action key for gender justice”

Finding grace in urban gardens By Phina Borgeson

  Finding grace in urban gardens By Phina Borgeson       [Episcopal News Service] When the Gardens and Grace Conference met September 29 – October 1 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore, Maryland, one of the highlights was tours of local urban gardens.  “I had the opportunity to visit four lovely gardens in … Continue reading “Finding grace in urban gardens By Phina Borgeson”

Tutu praises, challenges at opening ceremony

Tutu praises, challenges at opening ceremony Congress 2008 opens in Cape Town By Rebekah Chevalier, Canada     To the heart-pulsing beat of Burundian drummers, through hymns and multi-media images and with words of praise and challenge from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other dignitaries, the World Association for Christian Communication opened its 2008 Congress in … Continue reading “Tutu praises, challenges at opening ceremony”