Michael Swain, Executive Director of FOR SA, unpacks the issues surrounding the CRL Right Commission’s report and proposal to regulate religion in South Africa.
CALL TO ACTION:
- FOR SIGNED-UP MEMBERS OF FOR SA: If you have joined FOR SA as a member and do not wish to stand with us on this issue, please notify us accordingly at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Tuesday, 21 February.
- FOR ORGANISATIONS/PERSONS NOT SIGNED UP AS MEMBERS OF FOR SA: If you have not joined FOR SA as an organisation and wish nonetheless to stand with us on this issue, please also notify us at email@example.com by no later than Tuesday, 21 February (and indicate the official name and contact details of your organisation, as well as the capacity in which you are representing them).
- SUBMIT YOUR OWN COMMENTS TO THE CRL: For those religious institutions, practitioners, organisations or individuals who wish to submit their own comments (separate from FOR SA’s submission) to the CRL, you are welcome to do so by e-mailing the CRL Rights Commission directly at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Tuesday, 28 February. (It would be helpful if FOR SA were to be copied into your response to the CRL).
In order to assist you, FOR SA has prepared a ‘sample submission’ that you can either copy/paste on your own letterheads, or use as background information to prepare and submit your comments on the Report, to the CRL.Download the Sample Submission here
- SIGN AND SHARE THE PETITION TO THE CRL, at https://www.change.org/p/crl-rights-commission-keep-religion-free-from-regulation-in-south-africa