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ICLARS series on law and religion.
This book focuses on government regulation of religious institutions in South Africa. PART 1 explains the meaning of government regulation for religious communities by providing a brief overview of the relationship between church and state, the right to freedom of religion and the legal status of religious organisations. With reference to case examples, this section highlights the importance of religious autonomy and the right to self-determination of religious institutions and non-interference by the state in the internal affairs of the organisation. No fundamental rights are however absolute and the section concludes with a discussion on the limitation of rights and an overview of the relevant constitutional provisions and anti-discrimination laws in place relevant to religious organisations, in the context of equality and non-discrimination. PART 2 discusses in more detail the daily rights, responsibilities and freedoms associated with the right to freedom of religion within some specific spheres of society where regulation of religion has occurred or are necessary or has proved to be problematic. It includes those related to the role of religion in society; the relations between religion and state institutions; education; finance; family matters; employment law; planning law; broadcast media and general governance issues.
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Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; List of cases; PART 1; 1. Introduction and Background; Church and state relationship in South Africa; A new approach the constitutionally protected right to freedom of religion; Conclusion; Bibliography; 2. The nature and legal status of religious institutions; Introduction; The nature and meaning of 'religious organisation'; Legal status; Conclusion; Bibliography; 3. Collective religious rights and religious autonomy; Introduction; Collective religious rights; Religious autonomy; Conclusion IntroductionBlasphemy; Hate speech; Bibliography; 8. Celebration of marriage; Introduction; Civil unions; Religious marriages; Bibliography; 9. Financial regulation; Introduction; Legislative framework; NGOs and financial regulation; Financial abuses and proposed; Bibliography; 10. Religious leaders; Introduction; Employment status; Discrimination and the right of religious institutions to appoint office holders; Conclusion; Bibliography; 11. Other religious exemptions and reasonable accommodation for religious practices; Introduction; Abortion; Compulsory prevention or treatment of disease Taking of an oathMilitary service; Conclusion; Bibliography; 12. Concluding remarks; Bibliography; Index
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