South Africa: Efforts to curb commercialisation of religion

As Christians in South Africa head to church on Sunday, a Religious Rights Commission is taking steps to regulate all places of worship. It's to stop what it calls the commercialisation of religion and other dangerous practices.

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    As Christians in South Africa head to church on Sunday, a Religious Rights Commission is taking steps to regulate all places of worship.

    It's to stop what it calls the commercialisation of religion and other dangerous practices.

    The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities - known as CRL for short - says vulnerable people are being taken advantage of by being promised blessings, for a price.

    It wants all religious leaders to be registered to stop what it describes as the commercialisation of religion and other dangerous practices.

    Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Pretoria.


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