On the 6th July, TEASA General Secretary, along with a delegation of TEASA church leaders and civil society partners met with senior policy experts at the Union Buildings. The goal: to engage government on two matters critical to TEASA members. Firstly, on the way South Africa voted at the UN General Assembly
in December 2010 on the issue of religious freedom, and is likely to vote in October 2011 when the same issue comes up. In the view of the TEASA delegation,
South Africa’s UN assembly vote should affirm the right of the peoples of the
world, in whichever country they may be, to have the liberty to convert from one religion to another. It is an important human right. A state should not choose a religion for its citizens.

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