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non-religious ceremonies

Embracing Meaningful Moments: The Power of Non-Religious Ceremonies

Many people recognise the power of non-religious ceremonies. They have moved away from organised religion. However, by nature they still feel the need for ceremony and ritual to mark life’s milestones. There are many reasons for this. Secularism Some people feel that important life events should be marked and celebrated without references to any religious

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Religion education vs religious instruction

Religion Education vs. Religious Education in South Africa

In South Africa, where faith communities weave a vibrant tapestry, the line between religion education (RE) and religious education (religious instruction) gets blurry. The South African Secular Society (SASS) believes that only one belongs in public schools. Religion Education: A Kaleidoscope of Faiths Imagine a classroom buzzing with curiosity about Hindu Diwali celebrations, Buddhist meditation

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Atheists in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Atheists in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Discrimination and Progress

A paper presented by Rick Raubenheimer, President, on behalf of the South African Secular Society (SASS) at the Conference on Religious Freedom in South Africa, “Freedom of Religion or Belief in a Democracy”, at The University of Johannesburg (UJ), 11-12 April 2024.  Kindly address all correspondence in this regard to the President of SASS at

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