Inside the most powerful church in south Africa | The Independent

  Pastor Sifiso leans back into an ample leather armchair and prepares to explode what he sees as the misconception that a rich man cannot enter heaven.”Listen, the bible tells us that the streets of heaven are paved with gold,” he says. As the young preacher speaks there’s a glint…

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SACC excluded from interfaith council | IOL News

The SA Council of Churches was neither informed of nor invited to the recent formation of the National Interfaith Leaders Council (NILC), it said on Wednesday. “Although we do not presume that our exclusion was malicious, but the SACC is disappointed at not having been offered the courtesy of invitation,”…

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Ray McCauley – Wikipedia

Controversy McCauley has been a controversial figure in South Africa. Rhema Ministries has been accused of being a proponent of the prosperity gospel. McCauley has led a controversial lifestyle, with many alleging that he leads a millionaire’s lifestyle. McCauley has defended himself on numerous occasions with the argument that he…

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National Interfaith Council of South Africa | New Chapter in the Evolution of the Interfaith Movement

New Chapter in the Evolution of the Interfaith Movement CRATA facilitated the interaction of the NRLF, NILC, civil society organisations and government departments with a view to enhancing the development role or the religious institutions. In August 2010 the National Heritage Council hosted a national conference on the values of…

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National Interfaith Council of South Africa – Wikipedia

History The National Religious Leaders Forum (NRLF) interfaith body was formed in post-apartheid South Africa. When President Jacob Zuma took office in 2009, Pastor Ray McCauley of Rhema Bible Church formed a new interfaith organization called the National Interfaith Leadership Council (NILC) which subsequently merged with the National Religious Leaders…

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Ray McCauley – Wikipedia

Ministry McCauley attended bible college with his first wife Lyndie at Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma during 1978/9. On their return to South Africa the McCauleys started Rhema Bible Church under Rhema Ministries SA in the home of his parents, Jimmy and Doreen, which 13 people attended. Membership…

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Religious leaders urge Zuma to ‘do honourable thing’ and resign | The Citizen

South Africa’s top religious leaders who include well-known former anti-apartheid church activists, have called on President Jacob Zuma to “do the honourable thing” and resign. In a joint statement, the leaders said Zuma has lost all moral legitimacy to govern and therefore should do the honourable thing and step down.…

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