African churches

  • July 21, 2015

    The key message from African faith communities is “respect Africa’s resources”, says the General Secretary of the Organisation of African Instituted Churches.

  • December 12, 2012

    Churches in Africa have a great capacity to inspire their members to be agents of change and transformation, says Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri.

  • September 14, 2011

    China Zhongxing Construction is building Maurice Cardinal Otunga Plaza, one of many church contracts Chinese companies have won recently.

  • June 4, 2011

    As Global South church leaders lobby for lower food and fuel prices, a charity has called for urgent reforms within the global food system.

  • January 5, 2011

    The current government in Ghana has declared that it intends to make the West African nation a 'first world' country by 2020. That is clearly fanciful, but recent oil discoveries mean that huge amounts of money will undoubtedly be spent over the next ten years. The question is, what will this mean for the people of Ghana as a whole, and especially for those trying to escape poverty?

  • January 4, 2011

    New Year celebrations in Ghana have a markedly different feel to those you will have experienced in Scotland, Wales and England.

  • September 28, 2010

    The General Secretary of the WCC has praised churches in Africa for their resilience against the challenges they face, but has also urged them to be self-critical.

  • July 27, 2010

    'Britain’s witch children', a Channel 4 television Dispatches documentary shown on Monday 26 July, was disturbing and revealing.

  • October 2, 2007

    An African regional Christian grouping has warned that Burundi could slide into renewed fighting as a result of tensions within the ruling party and the presence of the rebel Forces for National Liberation, which itself is divided and has refused to sign a peace agreement

  • July 30, 2007

    The general secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches, the Rev Mvume Dandala, says the release of six Bulgarian medical workers has not answered the question of how 56 children died after being infected with the HIV virus.