Monday, 9 January 2012

Faith, Secularism & Human Rights

Article in the Canadian Lawyer: "Faith, Secularism & Human Rights"

"While it is easy to grasp the need for protection of the right to practise one’s faith in order to avoid religious persecution, recent events involving religious extremism and reactions to real and perceived — or misperceived — extremism have highlighted other tensions and challenges that involve the state. In addition, with the recent announcement of the creation of Canada’s new Office for Religious Freedom, it seems like an opportune moment to reflect on the connection between faith, secularism, and human rights. "

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