Fredrick Nzwili | Religion News Service

Stories by Fredrick Nzwili | Religion News Service

In Kenya, A Female Pastor with Disabilities Paves Way for Others

In a country where physical disabilities are severely stigmatized, Rev. Dawn Gikandi pushes beyond boundaries.

Christians in Libya Cast Anxious Eye at Religious Freedom

Movements towards Shariah law may endanger Christian freedoms in Libya.

In Kenya, archbishop calls for focus on missions and evangelism

NAIROBI, Kenya ( RNS) Amid deep division in the worldwide Anglican Communion, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Sunday emphasized … Continued

Christian lawyers in Kenya oppose transgender name change

NAIROBI, Kenya — A transgender person who has sued the government to be recognized as a woman is fighting a … Continued

Teaching Congolese refugees self-sufficiency gains nun U.N. recognition

RNS () — Angelique Namaika, a Roman Catholic nun, rides a bicycle on the rutted roads of the Democratic Republic … Continued

Zanzibar acid attack tied to growing religious tensions

RNS () — An acid attack on a Roman Catholic priest in Zanzibar is heightening fears of increased religious tensions … Continued

Religious leaders rip Kenya vote to withdraw from world court

NAIROBI, Kenya — With Kenya’s president and his deputy facing trials at the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands, … Continued

Excommunicated bishop still sees himself as Roman Catholic

NAIROBI, Kenya — Excommunicated Zambian Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, who advocates for married priests within the Roman Catholic Church, said he … Continued

Unsafe abortions on the rise across Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya — Amid increasing calls for legalization of abortion in Africa, botched cases among young women are on the … Continued

10 years after Gene Robinson, African Anglicans to take stock

NAIROBI, Kenya — Concerned that the crisis in the worldwide Anglican Communion is deepening, conservative Anglican primates in Africa are … Continued

Schismatic African priests want a pope to call their own

NAIROBI, KENYA — Schismatic Roman Catholic priests, who left the church to claim their right to marry, are now asking … Continued

Kenyan lawyer on quixotic quest to nullify trial of Jesus

NAIROBI, Kenya — The conviction of Jesus by Pontius Pilate may be the most famous court verdict ever — and … Continued

Christians in Sudan face increased hostility

NAIROBI, Kenya — Despite a promise by the Sudanese government to grant its minority Christian population religious freedom, church leaders … Continued

African religious leaders reject Obama’s call to decriminalize homosexuality

NAIROBI, Kenya — Religious leaders in Africa strongly rebuked President Obama’s call to decriminalize homosexuality, suggesting it’s the reason why … Continued

Kenya’s Christians and Muslims unite to combat addiction

NAIROBI, Kenya —  Fractious religious groups in this East African nation are uniting to tackle alcohol and drug abuse, amid … Continued

U.S. missionary doctor suspended after challenging cardinal, nuns

NAIROBI, Kenya — An American missionary priest who is entangled in a dispute with the country’s top Catholic cleric and … Continued

Kenyan church leaders say laws would weaken marriage

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan church leaders are lining up in opposition to proposed new marriage bills, which they say will … Continued

Churches attacked in Kenya, Nigeria

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan churches are tightening security after a lone attacker exploded a grenade inside an evangelical church in … Continued