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Buddhist Therapy Participants in Zimbabwe Find It Brings Strength, Healing

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthReligion

In Zimbabwe, some are turning to Tara Rokpa, a Buddhist form of psychotherapy, to cope with challenges like living with AIDS or raising a disabled child.

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For An Apostolic Sect in Zimbabwe, Healing and Revenge Go Hand in Hand

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Religion

From the economic crisis to mental illness, Zimbabweans are seeking help from a variety of apostolic sects, many of which blend Christianity with traditional beliefs. One point of difference between sects is on the appropriateness of seeking revenge.

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Breaking With Tradition, Zimbabwean Women Perform on the Mbira

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: CultureReligion

Tradition holds that playing the mbira can summon the spirits of dead ancestors - and that women should not play the instrument. But several women in Zimbabwe are redefining the instrument and the music, composing songs with political and social messages.

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In Search for a Permanent Home, Zimbabwe’s Rastafarians Work to Dispel Myths About Their Faith

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Religion

A community of Rastafarians have made a home for themselves on a hill near Mutare, Zimbabwe. Now they’d like to own the land they’ve been using so they can educate others about their faith and make it a place of pilgrimage for Rastafarians from around the world.

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Zimbabwe Bans Ads for Faith Healing, After ‘Cures’ Lead Some to Stop HIV Treatment

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthLegislationReligion

Health care organizations had long pleaded with the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe to ban faith healing ads from the airwaves, because the ads and their prophets were leading many people to abandon their medications, with particularly grave consequences for those taking anti-retroviral treatments. The state banned the ads in April – so is it making any difference?

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Zimbabwe’s Ban on Faith-Healing Broadcasts Gets Mixed Reviews

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: HealthLegislationReligion

For one side of the controversy, the new law is a relief, because faith healers dangerously claim an ability to cure the incurable. For the other side, the ruling limits the right to practice religion freely.

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