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

E.H. Van Coller


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


Geloof;Godsdiens;Godsdiensvryheid;Godsdienstige organisasie;Regspersoon;Belief;Religion;Freedom of Religion;Religious organisation;Legal person

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


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