BY REGINALD KANYANE
NORTH West Provincial Legislature will host a Religious Sectoral Parliament at Tshing Community Hall in Ventersdorp on Friday at 9am. The Legislature Speaker, Sussana Dantjie will deliver the keynote address.
Dantjie said the event will be hosted under the theme: “Enhancing Social Cohesion through Freedom of Religion.”
“In commemoration of the 20 years of the constitution of the Republic of South Africa and the establishment of the National Council of Provinces, the sectoral parliament will solicit ideas and challenges from leaders in the sector to communicate on ways to promote social cohesion through religion and build a better society.
“South Africa is facing the triple challenge which is unemployment, poverty and inequality caused by the lack of social cohesion. The Legislature finds expression in bringing all religions of diversity to look into the matter regarding social cohesion as an important element feature of nation building that defines any society and religious groups.
“It can play a critical role in instilling good values within society. Among stakeholders invited to attend the event are representatives from the North West University – Faculty on Theological Studies, Premier’s Office – RHR Office, Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs, Hindu Federation, Bahai Council, Rastafarism Community, Muslim Judiciary Council, Indigenous Churches Of South Africa, National Interfaith Council Of South Africa (NICSA), South African Minister’s Fraternal (Samifra), South African Council Of Churches (SACC) and the Federation Of African Independent Churches,” she said.