Politics & Society DispatchesRussell Pollitt, S.J.September 06, 2017
Swaziland's police commissioner praised the Diocese of Manzini and Bishop José Luis Ponce de Leon for organizing marches to help in "the fight against crime."
Politics & Society DispatchesRussell Pollitt, S.J.September 01, 2017
Kenya's highest court finds irregularities in the vote tally from this summer's election, orders new vote within 60 days.
Politics & Society DispatchesRussell Pollitt, S.J.August 29, 2017
Despite the fall of apartheid in 1994 and the reconciliatory tone set by the country’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, the demon of racism is very much alive here.
Politics & Society DispatchesRussell Pollitt, S.J.July 17, 2017
The director of Freedom of Religion South Africa, Michael Swain, said that government had no business “meddling with religion.”
Politics & Society DispatchesRussell Pollitt, S.J.July 13, 2017
One of the themes that emerged from A.N.C. conference was party renewal. Father Mkhatshwa is skeptical. He says that the A.N.C. is redeemable, but “they need new people to do it.”
Politics & Society DispatchesRussell Pollitt, S.J.February 10, 2017
The Economic Freedom Fighters party say it will not respect an “illegitimate president” after Mr. Zuma was found to have violated his office by the country’s highest court in 2016.
Faith DispatchesRussell Pollitt, S.J.December 02, 2016
"The Holy Father makes it clear that caring for our common home is a fundamental dimension of Christian spirituality."
Politics & Society DispatchesRussell Pollitt, S.J.October 26, 2016
The bishops said they were deeply concerned that a South African withdrawal will “influence and encourage other African countries to leave the court en masse.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
In South Africa a Jesuit church will remain a sanctuary, but not a meeting place for ending fees conflictRussell Pollitt, S.J.October 21, 2016
The vice chancellor had to be escorted out of the church, over the sanctuary and through the back entrance, protected by clergy, peace monitors and organizers of the meeting.