Tag: religious freedom

Two petitions call on Ramaphosa to respect Mogoeng’s right to express view on Israel
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Two petitions call on Ramaphosa to respect Mogoeng’s right to express view on Israel

Two petitions have been launched calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to respect Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s right to express his Christian views on Israel. Figures from both petitions will be combined and South Africans are encouraged to sign either petition. In a petition published yesterday, its author, Rebecca-Leigh Cantor (you […]

Committee adopts Bill that threatens conscience rights of civil marriage officers
South Africa

Committee adopts Bill that threatens conscience rights of civil marriage officers

During a committee meeting yesterday evening, the Select Committee on Security and Justice adopted the contentious Civil Union Amendment Bill which proposes removing rights of civil marriage officers to object to presiding over unions that violate their conscience or sincerely-held beliefs. The committee’s decision followed a media announcement yesterday by Human […]

‘Conscience rights under attack as parliamentary legal advisers mislead MPs again’
South Africa

‘Conscience rights under attack as parliamentary legal advisers mislead MPs again’

By Cause For Justice Parliament is considering a legislative proposal that has major implications for human rights in general and in particular, the rights to equality, human dignity and freedom of conscience, religion and belief.[i] The Civil Union Amendment Bill (the Bill)[ii] proposes the removal of civil marriage officers’ right to conscientious objection[iii] – a […]

Trump executive order provides R846m to advance religious freedom worldwide
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Trump executive order provides R846m to advance religious freedom worldwide

Originally published in Christian Headlines Calling it a “moral and national security imperative”, President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday providing R846-million ( $50-million ) to promote religious freedom around the world and to pressure countries that are the worst violators to change their policies. The order provides […]