Nairobi, Kenya -- In two moving addresses Thursday, Pope Francis called on African Catholics and other religious people to fight radicalization and work for plural societies.
Nairobi, Kenya -- Pope Francis told Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta that his country should share its experience "shaping democracy" with others in the region.
Preview: Franciscan Sr. Mary Francis Wangare, director of the Office of Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Franciscan Africa, recently coordinated an interfaith environment conference for youth in Kenya.
Kenya has welcomed the return of 700 citizens who had joined Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group that has attacked churches, malls and government institutions, most notably Garissa University College where nearly 150 people — mostly Christian students — were killed last spring.
The return of the Kenya nationals was reported by the Kenyan government, the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims and the International Organization for Migration.
With a cellphone and GPS coordinates, Rev. Mussie Zerai, 40, has been helping to save African and Syrian refugees crossing into Europe for more than a decade.
While calling for global carbon emissions cuts, Kenya’s National Council of Churches has launched a multifaith campaign to lobby governments, industries and multilateral agencies to agree on a binding treaty at the United Nations climate change talks in Paris later this year.
Clergy in Kenya are backing a presidential decree banning homemade brews, largely blamed for a recent spate of over 50 deaths in the East African nation.
Prominent theologians and bishops from across Africa have sharply called for more expansive discussions at this fall's global meeting of Catholic bishops on family issues.
Roman Catholic bishops in Kenya have urged citizens to boycott a mass polio vaccination campaign unless the safety of the vaccine has been confirmed through scientific tests.
The oral vaccination campaign by the World Health Organization and UNICEF is scheduled to begin Aug. 1 in Kenya.
Ahead of the campaign's launch, the bishops questioned the safety of the vaccines, saying the manufacturer failed to provide requested information and the government disregarded the bishops' request for tests.
Anti-gay activists, including conservative clerics, traditional elders and politicians, are threatening to resist any push by President Barack Obama for gay rights during his Kenya visit later this week, with tactics that range from throwing rotten eggs to marching naked and boycotting his speeches.