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Religious organisations have been busy during lockdown

Published Jun 1, 2020


DURBAN - There has been much focus in the media on religious organisations, after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that religious places will be allowed to re-open for services – and how well they will be able to enforce the very strict rules to minimise the risk of infection.

According to director of the Denis Hurley Centre, Raymond Perrier, faith communities have not been idle in the past nine weeks of lockdown. In fact, their role in collecting money and food and distributing to people in need has been life-saving.

“We continue to encourage our supporters to contribute to organisations that are running food distribution projects. Stand-out among those are the KZN Christian Council working with Domino Foundation which has helped almost 30,000 poor families across the Province. Their model of

food vouchers

is especially effective since it means money is by being spent in local communities and so supporting local jobs,” said Perrier.