Tag: church lockdown regulations

Canadian churchgoers protest outside prison in support of their jailed pastor

Churchgoers and Christian ministers gathered outside the Calgary Remand Centre in Alberta, Canada, in support of a pastor arrested for breaking coronavirus rules.  Pastor Tim Stephens, from Fairview Baptist Church, was detained for the second time on 15th June after authorities discovered his church had been holding in-person services outdoors […]

California court bans discrimination against churches in Covid policies

SA court challenge of ‘irrational’ ban on religious gatherings moving forward Houses of worship in California won a victory this week when a district judge permanently banned the state from imposing discriminatory Covid-related religious service restrictions. The court also ordered California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, to pay $1.35 million […]

Church leaders want less restrictions, concerned at talk of stricter regulations over Easter

The South African Council of Churches this week expressed concern at reports that government is considering stricter coronavirus lockdown regulations over the weekend and in Cape Town this morning a group of pastors are marching to Parliament to demand that churches be allowed to operate at full capacity. Last week, […]

WATCH: Religious leaders urge president to open up gatherings to 50% — FOR SA

Religious leaders on Wednesday night called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to open up religious gatherings to 50% of the capacity of venues, says Advocate Nadene Badenhorst, legal counsel of Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) in a video report back. Badenhorst said the gathering, called by the president ahead […]

WATCH: FOR SA explains need for pursuing religious gathering case against government

While government has eased restrictions on religious gatherings there remain in-principle reasons for pursuing a court case that was instituted against the state in January, says Advocate Nadene Badenhorst legal counsel to Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA). In a video [see at bottom of the page] response to […]