Coronavirus: Pastor urges churches to ‘step up and roar’ against forced closure amidst lockdown

A Kentucky pastor is urging religious leaders to re-open their churches and “step up and roar” against forced closures put in place to prevent the spread coronavirus. Pastor Brian Gibson, pastor of a megachurch with branches in Kentucky and Texas, alongside at least 50 other churches are urging religious leaders to demand re-opening their sites […]

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Two US churches in reopened states forced to close after faith leaders and congregants get coronavirus

Texas -Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle in Ringgold, Georgia, less than 20 miles away from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Houston have indefinitely cancelled services after members and leaders tested positive for the coronavirus shortly after opening. One of the churches had to stop all services as one of its priests, Reverent Donnel Kirchner, […]

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Scientologists celebrate 70th anniversary of Dianetics

Scientologists on n May 9 celebrated Dianetics: The Modern Science of  Mental Health published on May, 1950. The book, which was written by popular writer L. Ron Hubbard, was an instant success with some 50,000 copies sold immediately and quickly becoming a hit on the New York Times bestseller list and staying there for 26 […]

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Alph Lukau’s church donates food parcels to 1,000 families in Soweto

Johannesburg – Pastor Alph Lukau’s Alleluia Ministries International has donated groceries to 1,000 poor families in Soweto, south of Johannesburg. The donation, according to spokesperson Busi Gaca, was part of the church foundation’s ongoing community outreach programme. “We started this way before lockdown, but the effort has been intensified because of the great need during […]

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Germany’s restrictions for religious services

Berlin – German leaders in German are slowly growing impatient with government officials as religious services remain banned. They have, however, placed strict guidelines and regulations for holding religious services. Services have been prohibited since the lockdown commenced in mid-March and a result worshippers are growing furious with the government’s slowness with regards to the […]

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India should be placed on religious freedom blacklist, says US panel

US – A US government panel has called for India to be put on a religious freedom blacklist over a “drastic” downturn under the prime minister, Narendra Modi, which has triggered a sharp response from ew Delhi. In an annual report, the bipartisan panel said that India should join the ranks of “countries of particular […]

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Johannesburg Court Dismisses Case Against Resurrection Pair

The Johannesburg magistrate’s court has withdrawn charges against two people arrested in connection with the “resurrection video” at Alleluia Ministries International church which is headed by Pastor Alph Lukau. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane confirmed that the case against Nkululeko Dlamini, 35, and Silungisani Sibanda (aka Grace Ncube), 40, had been struck off […]

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