Why some people still attend church activities but not services

Do you still attend organised religious activities even though you no longer believe?

Do you no longer attend formal religious services but still find participating in other church activities helpful to your mental health and wellbeing?

Eusebius McKaiser speaks to Bandile Ngidi about the complex relationship between faith and religion that many people have, rejecting some aspects of church doctrine while accepting other parts.

A cell group is group therapy and for me, I really can't fault anyone for participating in that.

Bandile Ngidi, Rural Transformation project manager

My mother goes to church for social solidarity, she goes there to have a community.

Bandile Ngidi, Rural Transformation project manager

It is hurtful and painful to lose your faith.

Bandile Ngidi, Rural Transformation project manager

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