Tag: regulation of religion

CRL meeting with parliament today on state silencing of religion

Despite serious concerns expressed by the South African faith community, the CRL Rights Commission is heading to parliament today (Tuesday June 27) to present their final report on the “Commercialisation of Religion and Abuse of People’s Belief Systems” to several portfolio committees, says Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) in […]

Gauteng pastor writes open letter opposing regulation of religion

Gauteng church leader, author and television personality Pastor Enoch Phiri this week published an open letter to CRL Commission chairperson Mkhwanazi Xaluva expressing concerns with the commission’s proposals to regulate religion in South Africa. The CRL which wants laws to regulate faith-based organisations is expected to table a report next month […]

Say “no” to regulation of religion before February 28!

In October 2016, the CRL Rights Commission released its Report on the “commercialisation” of religion and abuse of people’s belief systems. The Report recommends the broad-scale regulation of religion in South Africa, including the compulsory registration and licensing (depending on doctrine) of all religious institutions and religious practitioners. The deadline […]

CRL report on regulation of religion delayed

In last week’s Gateway News, we reported on the recent meeting with religious and traditional leaders to discuss the outcome of the CRL Rights Commission’s investigation into the ‘commercialisation’ of religion and abuse of people’s belief systems, and in particular the Commission’s proposed regulation of religion. At the meeting, the […]

CRL Commission moves quickly to regulate religion in South Africa

On Tuesday (October 11), Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) joined 50+ religious and traditional leaders invited to a meeting at the CRL Rights Commission, to discuss the Commission’s findings and recommendations following its recent controversial investigation into the “commercialisation” of religion and abuse of people’s belief systems in […]

Blasphemy laws focus of US State Department’s religious freedom report

A brief overview of the US State Department’s 2015 International Religious Freedom Report Originally published in World Watch Monitor The following are a selection of news stories covered over the past three months that highlight the extent of the suppression of religious freedom: Algerian Christian gets maximum sentence for ‘blasphemy’ Chinese […]