Use your pulpits to discourage xenophobia, pastors urged

2022-06-26 12:00:00 PM

Use your pulpits to discourage xenophobia, pastors urged

Use your pulpits to discourage xenophobia, pastors urged

The government must play an active role in teaching citizens about coexisting with foreign communities in SA to combat xenophobia.

The dialogue, organised by the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council, and which included Umlazi residents from South Korea, Burundi, the Congo and Zimbabwe, discussed the role of churches in fighting xenophobia.Rev Sipho Sokhela, co-ordinator of psychosocial programmes for peace at the council, said: “By taking the conversation to our congregants we are talking directly to communities because most people — about 85% of the population — go to church. Pastors have an opportunity and a platform to influence people every Sunday. 

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These pastors who’ve entered our country illegally and busy stealing money from our communities must go!

Use your pulpits to discourage xenophobia, pastors urgedThe government must play an active role in teaching citizens about coexisting with foreign communities in SA to combat xenophobia. Coexist with them in your yards Masepa Kante whats so hard about going back home? Maybe visit us once in a while in december and go back home to see family and friends, are South Africans really that cool that foreigners are willing to leave their families for us.

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The proposal emerged at a community dialogue on xenophobia hosted by religious leaders in Umlazi, Durban, on Friday.The proposal emerged at a community dialogue on xenophobia hosted by religious leaders in Umlazi, Durban, on Friday.Drickus Botha from TLU SA says the utility must issue load reduction notices as the power outages have a severe impact on the sector.Competitions STATE CAPTURE ","category_class":"child-of-news","time_ago":"19 mins ago","premium":false,"gallery":false,"excerpt":"What happens now? 300 witnesses, 8 655 530 pages of documents and approximately R1 billion worth of taxpayer\u2019s money later?","format":false,"media":"","oovvuu":"","oovvuu_div":"","external_link_url":""},{"id":3127246,"name":"Makhura \u0027confident\u0027 despite court interdict to halt ANC elective conference","permalink":"https:\/\/www.

  The dialogue, organised by the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council, and which included Umlazi residents from South Korea, Burundi, the Congo and Zimbabwe, discussed the role of churches in fighting xenophobia. Rev Sipho Sokhela, co-ordinator of psychosocial programmes for peace at the council, said: “By taking the conversation to our congregants we are talking directly to communities because most people — about 85% of the population — go to church. Rev Sipho Sokhela, co-ordinator of psychosocial programmes for peace at the council, said: “By taking the conversation to our congregants we are talking directly to communities because most people — about 85% of the population — go to church. Pastors have an opportunity and a platform to influence people every Sunday.  “Most of the conflict comes because of fear of the unknown — and people don’t know each other.  “Most of the conflict comes because of fear of the unknown — and people don’t know each other. Dialogue, worship and sports events can go a long way in breaking the distrust and separation from each other.co.

” As a church we must not isolate the Dudula people, we must listen to their concerns.” As a church we must not isolate the Dudula people, we must listen to their concerns. We must be a bridge between them and the migrants Rev Bigirimana Mathias Rev Bigirimana Mathias, leader of an African diaspora of pastors in KwaZulu-Natal, said he arrived in SA from Burundi more than 20 years ago. “I saw the xenophobic attacks of 2008 and 2015 as well as the instances that have been visible lately but I don’t believe South Africans in general are xenophobic,” he said. “I saw the xenophobic attacks of 2008 and 2015 as well as the instances that have been visible lately but I don’t believe South Africans in general are xenophobic,” he said. “It’s small groups that are xenophobic, so if we can make awareness and preach peace to our constituency, we can uproot it.”  Mathias said the church needed to listen to organisations such as Operation Dudula instead of ignoring and isolating them.”  Mathias said the church needed to listen to organisations such as Operation Dudula instead of ignoring and isolating them.za\/wp-content\/uploads\/2022\/06\/ANC-Gauteng-elective-conference-825x550.

  “As a church we must not isolate the Dudula people, we must listen to their concerns. We must be a bridge between them and the migrants so that we can come up with a proper action plan. We must be a bridge between them and the migrants so that we can come up with a proper action plan.” .