Die betekenis van "godsdienstige organisasies" of "geloofsinstellings": ’n regvergelykende perspektief

Authors

  • EH Van Coller Rhodes University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5952/52-1-21

Keywords:

Belief, Religion, Freedom of Religion, Religious organisation, Legal person

Abstract

A pluralistic religious society pre-supposes various definitions of ‘religion’ and ‘religious organisations’. In order to attract constitutional protection in the form of the right to freedom of religion, organisations require an appropriate definition and application. In a legal context a functional and practical approach on the basis of a set of beliefs and characteristics is supported, rather that a formalistic, technical approach. Such a flexible approach is also in line with the Dutch approach in defining a ‘kerkgenootschap’ and ought to be followed to accommodate our multi-religious and multi-denominational society

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Published

2011-10-01

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Articles • Artikels