Religion

Factionalism is anti-Christian – Bishop

Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana (MCG), Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, has urged Christians to shun factionalism in all its forms to foster unity and stability in the church. Factionalism, he said, is anti-Christian as it has the tendency to create divisions in the church and also breed confusion. “We should know that the church is not there ...

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Chief Imam cautions against extremist groups

Sheikh Dr Usumanu Nuhu Sharubutu, National Chief Imam, has called on Imam and leaders of the Muslim communities to caution members of their congregation against possible penetration of ideological influence of extremist groups. He said the extremist groups use all available means, including the social media to extend frontiers of their operations by attracting more support and following. He said ...

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2015 Hajj -5400 Pilgrims for this Year

1st flight on September 05 Only 5,400 Ghanaian pilgrims are expected to embark on the annual holy pilgrimage to Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s hajj, The aL-hAJJ has gathered. As part of measures to ensure the 2015 hajj, which is slated for September 5-16, is hitch free just as previous Hajj under the current ...

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Pastors must speak against ills in society – Presby boss

Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, the Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has charged church leaders to boldly and constructively speak against the ills in our society. According to him, church leaders should actively engage in public advocacy and education on national issues that affects the livelihoods of Ghanaians. Rev. Martey, who is also the Moderator of the ...

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We can’t preach for free — Evangelists

They are usually found at strategic locations such as markets, transport yards, hospitals and on buses plying their trade. Whether called or motivated, these men and women, who prefer to be called evangelists, go about their business with loud microphones and sometimes blaring speakers to make their presence felt. And the unique antics displayed by some of them to draw ...

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Prosperity preaching is ‘nonsense’ – Heward-Mills

Outspoken Presiding Bishop of Lighthouse Chapel International, Dag Heward-Mills says prosperity preaching is false religion and nonsense. “Today Christians are into happiness preaching – everything to make you happy – Christ did not come to make us happy – Christ came to save us from our sins – and to put happiness and prosperity as the reason for Christianity is ...

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Don’t travel around in search of Christ’s glory – Otabil

Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection, manifested his glory in his children. It was, therefore, not prudent for Christians to travel around the world looking for that same glory, Pastor Mensah Otabil said on Sunday. He said before Christ’s death, the glory was upon Him alone, because He was the only Begotten Son, and at the time all had sinned and ...

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Pope calls for end to persecution of Christians

Pope Francis reminded the world of the Vatican’s status as a state and his role as a moral diplomat in his traditional speech given at the end of Easter Mass. The Pontiff lamented the suffering of people in the conflicts currently making headlines and called for violence everywhere to end. Foremost, he asked that bloodshed end in Iraq and Syria ...

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Easter a reminder of service to mankind – Lodonu

Right Reverend Francis Anani Lodonu, Catholic Bishop of Ho, on Thursday said the celebration of Easter festivities must remind the citizenry of service to one another. He said public office holders especially ought to learn how to sincerely serve the citizenry and re-build the nation. “Out of service comes victory. Jesus showed us the way by serving His disciples and ...

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Let’s not inflame religious passions – Apostle Amoani

Apostle Dr Stephen Kwame Amoani, the Chairman of the Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI), has asked religious leaders and politicians not to make religious statements that would plunge the nation into crisis. “I make this clarion call to all Ghanaians not to engage in unnecessary religious comments, which have the potency to distract and divide us as a nation and ...

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