When Nathaniel Bassey started the midnight praise challenge tagged #hallelujahchallenge he might not have expected over 62,000 views. The virtual worshipping challenge “is inspired by the biblical story of Paul and Silas”. The challenge has its supporters but it has also been heavily criticised. Some voices like that of Joy Isi Bewaji have called for more practical steps in changing the country instead of individual testimonies that won’t change the state of the nation.
Traditional/Indigenous African religions are the traditional beliefs and practices of African people including the various traditional religions and customs. Generally, these traditions are oral rather than scriptural, include belief in a supreme creator, belief in spirits, veneration of the dead, use of magic, and traditional medicine.
A century after Kabaka Mwanga slayed what came to be popularly known as the Uganda Martyrs, a man like no other, armed not with a gun or a dagger but with the Bible and the cross, was assassinated at the hands of the ruthless Idi Amin Dada, the then Ugandan president. Forty years later, the world celebrates Janani Luwum.
The Bible says, “do not be unequally yoked.” The Quran does not allow a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim. Can a couple overcome their religious differences, or is religion too important a factor to get over?
Despite the need for sex education in schools, Uganda’s powers that be continue to discuss how not to include it. They would rather leave it to exclusively male religious bodies, writes Rebecca Rwakabukoza
On 3 June, thousands gather every year at Namugongo for the annual commemoration of the 45 young men murdered by King Mwanga. While tradition has it that they were killed for refusing to denounce their faith, there are other possible contributory factors that deserve to be recognised.
Pope Francis delivered a speech during yesterday’s Mass in Kenya, wearing a unique #MadeinKenya robe, specially made for him by Nairobi based Dolly Craft Sewing Project. The project made two chasubles for the pope and more than 2,600 garments for the priests, bishops and other religious officials
Can the ‘political Pope,’ as he is increasingly being called, advance peace and promote reconciliation in Africa where so many others have failed?
Zambians took part in a nationwide day of prayer called by President Edgar Lungu but could divine intervention save the Kwacha and solve other economic challenges the country faces?