In this 15 minute interview, Andrew Selley (Founder & CEO of FOR SA) speaks to Gareth Burley of Kingfisher FM about the escalating threat to religious freedom in South Africa. Andrew explains how he got involved in religious freedom issues, and why he felt led to start Freedom of Religion South Africa.
In 1946 Martin Niemöller, a Protestant pastor who narrowly escaped execution at the hands of the Nazis, wrote this provocative poem:
“First they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the Socialists and I did not speak out because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists and I did not speak out…