By Annemarie Paulin-Campbell We are in the midst of the international awareness campaign: 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children. The statistics for domestic violence, rape, and child abuse in our country remain horrific. Current figures suggest that over 40% of South African women are raped in their life-time. Some sources […]
1. Introduction In August 2015 the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Commission) began an investigation into the ‘commercialisation of religion’…….
1. Introduction The issue of teenagers giving birth to children is a complex one. Educators, medical practitioners and those providing psycho-social services struggle to make sense of it and to develop successful remedial measures. Teenage pregnancy can be understood as an unintended pregnancy during adolescence.1 The Department……….
It is interesting that Luke’s version of the Gospel (unlike Matthew and Mark) does not record any trial of Jesus at night by the Sanhedrin. Rather it begins at daybreak, and everything is done in the light of day. In the few verses of TODAY’S GOSPEL [LUKE 23: 35 – 43] there appear no less […]
By Anthony Egan SJ Despite almost every poll predicting a relatively easy victory for Hillary Clinton in the United States Presidential Elections, closer reflection suggests that it was never that clear in the first place. To start, the often nasty campaign between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination may have alienated […]
Response October 27th, 2016 It seems to be customary for post-1994 English-speaking finance ministers to include in their major speeches a few phrases in an African language. Yesterday, Pravin Gordhan quoted a Sepedi saying that “if a pack of lions fails to work together they will not be able to bring down even a limping […]