Introduction: Law and Religious Pluralism in Canada
University of Windsor - Faculty of Law
LAW AND RELIGIOUS PLURALISM IN CANADA, Richard Moon, ed., UBC Press, 2008
The connections between law and religion are many. State laws support some religious values and practices and interfere with others. And, from the other side, religious beliefs often inform or shape state laws. Even if Canadian law does not directly compel citizens to engage in religious practices, to attend church or pray, for example, it sometimes favors or advances the religious practices or values of some members of the community over those of others. And even if it does not directly restrict religious practices on the ground that they are erroneous, Canadian law, when advancing otherwise legitimate public purposes, sometimes impedes minority religious practices.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: freedom of religion, religious pluralism, Canada, minority, religious practiceAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 17, 2011
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