Churches in the western Cape, where unemployment is high, especially for first-time job seekers, support a program for young people to get job experience through a type of internship.
This morning I attended what was probably one of my most “spiritual” and hopeful experiences…what I experienced could also be called a “safe space sharing” experience.
Theo Krynauw from Sparkle Kids in Hermanus (www.sparklekids.co.za ) has now initiated a group called “Get on with it Hermanus”. This is a group of people who meet at a local restaurant once a month (the restaurant owner, Francois, is a member and he provides his space and some tea and coffee for free) and this is one of the few “multiracial” spaces in Hermanus where people from the communities of Zwelihle, Hawston, Mount Pleasant and Hermanus all come together. Continue reading A hopeful story from Greater Hermanus→
Common Dreams Willie Soon received $1.25 million over 14 years to write academic research stating climate change is not caused by human activity, newly released documents show
Harvard-Smithsonian researcher Willie Soon, who has denied that climate change is caused by human activity, took more than $1 million in funding from the energy industry, newly released documents show. (Screenshot)
Even a six-week postponement of the elections looks unlikely to slow the momentum of opposition presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari
Such is the febrile mood in national politics that President Good-luck Jonathan felt compelled to tell delegations from the European Union and the Economic Community of West African States on 18 February that there were no plans to abandon the elections and form an Interim National Government. The idea of some form of backroom deal between selected members of the two leading political parties amid an engineered political stalemate brings back unhappy memories of the electoral crisis of 12 June 1993. That resulted in the eventual galling of election winner Moshood Abiola and ushered in a harsh and corrupt military regime led by General Sani Abacha. Continue reading Democracy delayed→
KINSHASA, 10 December 2014 (IRIN) – The murders of more than 250 men, women and children in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Beni Territory in recent weeks have widely been blamed on an insurgency of Ugandan origin known as the Alliance of Democratic Forces-NALU (ADF-NALU). But several armed groups and racketeering gangs are active in the area and the culprits of these killings have not been incontrovertibly identified. Continue reading Massacres highlight complexity of violence in DRC’s Beni Territory→
The Morgan Tsvangirai faction of the Movement for Democratic Change has since asked President Robert Mugabe to call off his birthday celebrations and donate the money raised to rehabilitate public hospitals, clinics and rural schools in Matebeleland North.
Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu PF party is planning to spend $1 million on President Robert Mugabe’s 91 birthday bash to be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls on February 21.
Daniel P. Horan
Lent is a time dedicated to evaluation and reflection, conversion and return to God. But what does it mean to embrace honestly an examination of conscience at a time and in a world where racism, violence and environmental degradation are so present?
Over the last few months, our attention has been drawn to events that reflect persistent structures of inequity and injustice in our society. Because we are all interrelated in ways that are not always easily recognized, few are willing to take responsibility for the abiding reality of social sin. It can be so satisfying and self-gratifying to assess our lives and actions by what we have done that we ignore the evangelical challenge to confess our responsibility for what we have failed to do. Continue reading Examining Our Social Sins→