RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES AND THE CONSTITUTION OF SOUTH AFRICA: A CALL FOR RELIGIOUS ACCOUNTABILITY

Joel Mokhoathi, Nasila S Rembe

Abstract


 This article looks at the relationship between religious liberties and the South African constitution as understood and implemented by religious establishments, particularly the Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches in South Africa. It calls for an immediate redress by the State on the infringement of human rights by religious institutions and for accountability on the part of Pentecostal/Charismatic orientated churches in addressing practices that relates to the issues of human rights and human dignity. It further questions the role of the State in addressing the violations of the principles of human dignity by religious institutions under the guise of religious liberties.


Keywords


Religious Liberties; the Constitution of South Africa; Bill of Rights; Charter of Religious Rights; South African Charter of Religious Rights and Freedoms

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/116-1-1145

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