A perspective on marriages and civil unions in South Africa (Part one)
The aim of this article to take a look at and assess the current situation in South Africa regarding marriages and civil unions from a Christian theological and historical perspective. The question to be answered is: Where do churches stand with regard to marriages and civil unions? Are they merely to accept the way current laws on face value arguing that the state has the right to make laws and to enforce them and churches just have to obey the laws of the state or does the human rights of freedom of religion and freedom of association as part of state legislation give churches the options to exercise their faith identity in the matters of marriage and civil unions?
Marriage, Civil Unions, Christian perspective, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Association, Huwelik, burgerlike vakbonde, Christelike perspektief, Godsdiensvryheid, Vryheid van assosiasie
- There are currently no refbacks.
|ISSN 2226-2385 (online); ISSN 0028-2006 (print)|
|Powered by OJS and hosted by Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service since 2011.|
This journal is hosted by the SU LIS on request of the journal owner/editor. The SU LIS takes no responsibility for the content published within this journal, and disclaim all liability arising out of the use of or inability to use the information contained herein. We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any breaches of agreement with other publishers/hosts.