Tag: CRL Commission

Encouraging signs for religious freedom as state regulation proposal gets no support

Parliamentarians who met on Tuesday to discuss their response to a report by the CRL Rights Commission calling for religious licensing expressed support for an appeal by the religious community to regulate its own affairs. This week’s verbal responses by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) […]

East Cape churches outcry against religious regulation sheds new light — FOR SA

The differences between churches and the CRL Rights Commission reached a new level last weekend when the Weekend Post newspaper led with a report on threats by major churches in the Eastern Cape to campaign against political parties which support the CRL’s religious regulation proposals. Freedom of Religion SA, which […]

Hearings on religious regulation proposals postponed amid strong opposition from churches

The parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) has postponed next week’s scheduled hearings on the CRL Commission’s controversial report recommending the regulation of religion, says Freedom of Religion SA (FOR SA) in a press release. Blaming the delay on the need to consider more pressing legislation, […]

FOR SA repeats urgent call for religious community to speak out on religious licensing report

Freedom of Religion SA this week repeated an urgent call on the religious community to make submissions on the CRL Right’s Commission’s controversial religious licensing proposals by no later than August 21. “It is absolutely crucial that religious communities make their voices heard on this issue to COGTA [ Cooperative Governance […]

Religious licencing proposal ‘totalitarian’ — Catholic Church

A recommendation that new laws be introduced to enforce registration of pastors and ministers is overkill and a response that one would expect more from a totalitarian state than a constitutional democracy”, said Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town and President of the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC). He […]