Submission by a group of Church Leaders to the Advisory Panel on e-tolls- 2nd Sept 2014
We are here as a number of individual church leaders who have engaged with this issue on many occasions over the past eighteen months. We have raised our concerns about this issue as separate churches and, on occasion, as a grouping of church leaders who have interacted with Government at Cabinet level.
"Ask, and it will be given to you;
seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
"Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone?( Mt 7:7-9)
1. Serving global Christianity. TEASA celebrates the election of its chairman Rev Paul...
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• Holistic Mission – War on Poverty follow up. Baptist Union Conference centre, Roodekrans 11/09/2014.
• Orthodox – Evangelical Consultation. 15-19/09/ 2014 in Albania.
• Empowered 21 Consultation 2/10/ 2014. Crystal Ministries.
• National Church Leaders’ Consultation.22-23/10...
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On August 13, Hardwired launched a petition calling for international recognition of genocide against Iraq's Christian and Yezidi communities. Hardwired's President, Tina Ramirez, stated,“The international community should declare a genocide and take immediate steps to provide sufficient humanitarian aid and military...
The Evangelical alliance of South Africa* condemns the “eat grass theology” , exemplified by Pastor Lesego Daniel, as a low water mark in the witness of the church in South Africa. It flies in the face of the message of Christ, which is about empowering people and affirming their God given dignity.
The tendencies by personalities, institutions, churches and leaders who hold power...
The witness of the churches with regard to e-tolls.
It is always a pastoral and prophetic duty of churches to bear witness with regard to policies of government that bear negatively on society in general and the poor in particular.
The matter of e-tolls in Gauteng is one such matter.
Several church bodies including: the South African Council of churches, the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference...
Press Release by leaders from the following church groups: South African Council of Churches, South African Catholic Bishops Conference, The Evangelical Alliance of South Africa and South African Christian Leaders Initiative.
Various church groupings have made statements about the e-tolling system - that government has chosen to fund the new roads that have been built within Gauteng. The Catholic...
We were shocked and disappointed to hear that Government is ignoring the protests of the people and pushing ahead with this costly and inefficient way of raising funds for the new roads.
Despite appeals by many sectors of society – including a grouping of church leaders who met with Government on at least two occasions recently – government has decided to continue implementing this controversial...