Tag: religious freedom

Legal challenge filed in Uganda to overturn “draconian” Covid-19 worship ban

A church in Kampala and a representative from the Muslim community have commenced legal action challenging the Ugandan government’s ban on public worship after new national lockdown measures were announced on July 30. Under new regulations, malls, arcades, and business centres may open, with public transport functioning at 50% capacity. […]

Government does not want to regulate religion, will ‘look carefully’ at PEPUDA bill, says Deputy Minister of Justice

.Originally published in FORSA.org.za Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) requested (and was granted) an opportunity to meet with the Deputy Minister of Justice, John Jeffery, to discuss the religious community’s concerns regarding the PEPUDA Amendment Bill. The virtual meeting, which took place yesterday, follows the unprecedented opposition from South Africa’s religious community to the […]

Call to comment on bill that could force marriage officers to solemnise marriages against their beliefs

Confusion arising from two related but separate processes The Department of Home Affairs has published a draft Marriage Policy for South Africa, for public comment by no later than June 30. The purpose of the policy, the first of its kind in a democratic South Africa, is to “establish a policy foundation […]

WATCH: Petition handover –‘Do the right thing, Mr President and stand with Mogoeng’s right to stand with Israel’

The attack on Chief Justice Mogoeng’s right to express his Christian views on Israel is not new but a continuation of an ancient battle spoken about in Psalm 83 which says that those who hate God will attack the very people of God, said Vivienne Myburgh, national director of the […]