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Without human fraternity there can be no peace, symposium told Aug 24, 2022 09:59:18 AM

“Without human fraternity there can be no peace,” this is the take home message that came out during a symposium that brought together religious leaders, lecturers, students among other interfaith stake holders recently. The symposium was organised by the Department of Philosophy and Religious studies at the University of Nairobi…

Forum recommends Interfaith dialogue be included in school curriculum Aug 24, 2022 09:53:11 AM

Education stakeholders have been urged to review the basic education curriculum in view incorporating interfaith dialogue. Additionally, institutions of higher learning should prioritize interfaith dialogue in their programs. These were among several recommendations by participants to the Human Fraternity and World Peace: Interfaith Dialogue Symposium organized by the Department of…

Pope Francis issues a historic apology for ‘devastating’ school abuses Aug 24, 2022 09:48:05 AM

Pope Francis issued a historic apology for the Catholic Church’s cooperation with Canada’s “catastrophic” policy of Indigenous residential schools, saying the forced assimilation of Native peoples into Christian society destroyed their cultures, severed families and marginalized generations in ways still being felt today. “I am sorry,” Francis said, to applause…

Handling Election Anxiety-A counsellors’ take Aug 24, 2022 09:43:15 AM

Election anxiety is not unique to Kenya. A survey conducted by The American Psychological Association (APA) found that over half (52%) of Americans felt elections are a very and somewhat significant source of stress in their lives. It is estimated that many people (60%) in Kenya experience election anxiety. In…

15 years later, the 2007 post election violence psychological scars yet to heal Aug 24, 2022 09:32:15 AM

Whenever Kenya gets into the election cycle, literally everything comes to a standstill. In other words, the country is held hostage due to uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the polls. Businesses adopt a wait and see attitude as residents start migrating to ‘safe’ areas from cities to up-country and other…

Religious leaders urge Kenyans to vote in credible leaders Aug 24, 2022 08:56:47 AM

Religious leaders have urged voters to be wary of leaders whose promises are not realistic, corrupt or advocating for morals not in line with religious teachings. This comes as the campaigning period hits the homestretch and eventual voting on August 9. Religious leaders drawn from the Kenya Conference of Catholic…

Government plan to regulate churches draws mixed reaction Aug 24, 2022 08:01:09 AM

Plans by the government to regulate churches has been condemned by the Wiper Democratic Movement,leader Kalonzo Musyoka. According to Kalonzo, regulating churches would amount to violation of human rights and is against the 2010 Constitution. Both top presidential contenders, William Ruto of United Democratic Alliance (UDAs) and Raila Odinga of…

Christian and Muslim faithful urged to fund raise for their places of worship to fend off politicians Aug 24, 2022 07:45:55 AM

Christian and Muslim faithful have been urged to actively contribute financially towards the development of their places of worship in bid to discourage politician from hijacking religious podiums and gatherings for political mileage. Speaking during a fund raiser for a mosque in Kapsogoi in Uasin Gishu, Sheikh Abubakar Bini the…

Hindu community in Kenya marks cultural diversity with festival Aug 24, 2022 06:56:33 AM

The second edition of the annual Hindu cultural day was recently marked in Nairobi and brought together over two thousand Hindus from across the country to celebrate their unity, diversity and national integration. Last year, the event was not. commemorated due to Covid19 restrictions. However, the Hindu community responded in…

A peaceful election is the desire for all Kenyans Aug 24, 2022 06:51:59 AM

The country lost billions of shillings due to the repeat polls which also led to stagnation of the economy and prolonged campaign period. Raila, who was then the leader of the main opposition coalition, The National Super Alliance (NASA) was sworn in as the “People’s President” three months after he…

Let peace be the winner, it’s all that Kenyans want. Aug 24, 2022 06:48:40 AM

On Tuesday August 9, Kenyan voters will participate in one of the most keenly contested general elections since the advent of the multiparty politics in 1991. The campaigns for the elections are on the homestretch with various candidates from the Presidency to grassroots representation (Member of County Assembly) fighting to…

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