After World Cup, Violence Persists in South Africa
The World Cup eclipsed our lives in South Africa as we witnessed four weeks of unbelievable soccer and celebration. Instead of basking in the glory of the tournament and reflecting on a way forward, xenophobic violence has once again reared its head.
Tragic Stats and Beacons of Hope in Zimbabwe
During my recent visit to Zimbabwe, a headline caught my eye: "Worst Exam Results Ever!" The pass rate was 27% for national examinations held at the end of primary school (after seven years of scho
30 Years of Zimbabwean Independence: Promises of Hope and 'Acts of Madness'
Thirty years ago on April 18th, Zimbabwe celebrated independence and started a new chapter in its political history, full of promise and hope.
Africa's 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'
I was watching the news coverage on the meeting of world leaders in Washington hosted by President Obama on reducing nuclear weapons and ensuring that these do not get into the hands of terrorists
Murder and Militant Songs Betray Mandela's Legacy
As millions of Christians celebrated Easter this past weekend, their celebrations were interrupted by events in South Africa and Zimbabwe that reinforced the relevance of the message of Easter for
Circling Jericho in Zimbabwe?
There seems to be a consistent political pattern emerging in Zimbabwe: first, there will be a violation of the unity agreement by ZANU (PF), followed by challenge by opposition parties with threat
Social Justice Christians: 'A Dangerous Option in Zimbabwe'
Drama and Confusion in South Africa and Zimbabwe
This past week has been characterized by drama and confusion in South Africa and Zimbabwe. In South Africa the drama started on Sunday, Feb.
An Ordination by Archbishop Tutu and Valentine's Day Justice
On Saturday, Jan. 30, I attended a service in which one of my colleagues was being ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Church together with ten others who were being ordained either as priests or deacons. The presiding bishop was Archbishop Desmond Tutu! He delivered the sermon.
African Solidarity with Haiti
In a sermon on the situation in Haiti, Dr. Michael Van Heerden, president of St.