Freedom of religion in South Africa is facing serious challenges and threats in multiple areas. We cannot afford to fold our hands, close our eyes and block our ears – or we will quickly discover that the rights we often take for granted, will be severely eroded.

Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) is working tirelessly to help ensure that our rights are protected and promoted, but it is critical that religious leaders know and understand what is happening. To this end, we will be conducting a nationwide tour to meet with religious leaders and concerned citizens, where we will present an update on key issues and highlight recent developments.

These meetings are FREE OF CHARGE and refreshments will be provided.  Please be sure to register by clicking the link below for the meeting that you are able to attend.

 

Johannesburg – Click here to register

Date: Tuesday, 9th October

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Venue: Every Nation Rosebank, ‎20A 7th Avenue, Parktown North

Registration: Opens @ 10am

 

Bloemfontein – Click here to register

Date: Wednesday 10th October

Venue:  AGS Siloam, Corner of Blok & Westphall Street, Universitas

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Registration: Opens @ 10am

RSVP: Kindly RSVP by registering no later than 1pm on Friday, 5th October, 2018.

 

Cape Town – Click here to register

Date: Tuesday 16th October

Venue:  Joshua Generation Church, Menlo Crescent, Edgemead

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Registration: Opens @ 10am

 

Port Elizabeth – Click here to register

Date: Wednesday 17th October

Venue: Father’s House, Corner of Darling & Paterson Road, North End

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Registration: Opens @ 10am

 

Durban – Click here to register

Date: Thursday 18th October

Venue: Anthem Church, 37 Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Registration: Opens @ 10am

 

Pietermaritzburg – Click here to register

Date: Thursday 18th October

Venue: Jacobs Well Ministries, 1 South Road, Bombay Heights, Truro Plaza

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Registration: Opens @ 1:30pm

RSVP: Kindly RSVP by registering no later than 1pm on Friday, 12th October, 2018.

 

Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) will be presenting an important update on the current threats to religious freedom.  We are fighting these on multiple fronts and it is vital that the religious community of South Africa is made aware of these so that we can respond appropriately, based upon accurate information.

 

Hate Crimes & Hate Speech Bill

The revised draft of this Bill was published and then withdrawn due to a change of Chairman in the Justice Portfolio Committee.  We will be updating on developments and the possible implications on the religious community if this Bill is passed in its current form.

 

Parental rights under threat

There are a number of issues where parental rights are being infringed upon.  Regardless of your views on any particular issue, we should all agree that State intervention, in areas where parents have historically chosen how to raise their own children, is very concerning.

  • Children’s Third Amendment Draft Bill
  • “Spanking case” – FOR SA’s appeal to be heard by the Constitutional Court
  • Western Cape Commissioner for Children Bill
  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) programmes in SA schools
  • Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill

 

Regulation of religion

Following a meeting between FOR SA and the CRL Rights Commission, it is evident that they have every intention of continuing to press forward with their plans to regulate religion.  We will provide an update and perspective on this important matter.

 

LGBT rights vs freedom of religion

We are seeing the LGBT agenda being pushed forward on several fronts:

  • Civil Union Amendment Bill
  • High Court case – Gaum vs Dutch Reformed Church
  • Adoption of “Inclusivity Policy for Sexual Orientation” at UCT
  • Wedding venues continue to be targeted by LGBT activists

 

Open floor – Q&A

You will have the opportunity to ask questions to the FOR SA team and to make contributions in a moderated environment.

 

Since our expenses are monthly and continuous, we would ask you to consider making a monthly contribution to the work of FOR SA. 

To find more details about how to give, click here.