Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural and Religious communities (CRL)
The CRL Rights Commission is a constitutional institution established to strengthen constitutional democracy. This Commission was established to protect and promote the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities, with a mandate that is achievable through a proactive and reactive approach.
UUCSA representatives attended two meetings convened by the Commission for the period under review:
The first meeting was a national religious summit for all religious and church leaders aimed at finding acceptable solutions to the wrongs going on in churches and to discuss the commercialisation of religion and the abuse of people's belief systems.
The second meeting was the 4th annual National Consultative Conference. The CRL is calling for a peer review mechanism to be put in place. This was not the first time the commission had called for a peer review mechanism. In 2017, when controversial Pastor was alleged to have fed his congregants plants and cockroaches, the commission called for peer review mechanisms, adding that these would protect desperate and poor people. The CRL resolved to continue with the process of legislation despite opposition from various affected parties.