Iain T. Benson

University of Notre Dame Australia

Professor of Law

29 Shepard Street

Chippendale, Sydney 2008

Australia

University of the Free State - Faculty of Law, Department of Public Law

Professor Extraordinary

Bloemfontein

South Africa

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

27

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Ideas:
“  Theories of pluralism and diversity. Freedom of religion, tolerance and accommodation. Nature of the freedom of association. Moral language and law. Origin and varieties of "the language of values" in contradistinction to "virtues."  ”

Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Considering Secularism

RECOGNIZING RELIGION IN A SECULAR SOCIETY, p. 83, Douglas Farrow ed., McGill Queens Press, 2004
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Aug 2010
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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Canadian Constitutional Law, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 2(A) Freedom of Conscience and Religion, Chamberlain v. Surrey School District, Secularism, Accommodation of Religious Practice, Church and State, Modus Vivendi, Definition of Secularism, Definition of Secular

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Notes Towards a (Re)Definition of the 'Secular'

University of British Columbia Law Review, Vol. 33, p. 520, 2000
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Aug 2010
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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Canadian Constitutional Law, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 2(A) Freedom of Conscience and Religion, Meaning of Secular, Secularism, Liberalism, Religious Tolerance and Accommodation, Cooperation of Church and State, Agnosticism and Atheism as Faiths, Role of Natural Faith

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The Freedom of Conscience and Religion in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities

Emory International Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 111, 2007
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 07 Aug 2010
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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Canadian constitutional law, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 2(a) Freedom of Conscience and Religion, Education and Religion, Evolution,Intelligent Design, Creationism, Homosexuality, Definition of secularism, Equality Rights. Freedom of Equality, Freedom of Association

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Living Together with Disagreement: Pluralism, the Secular, and the Fair Treatment of Beliefs in Canada Today

Ronning Centre Forums II, 2010
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 08 Aug 2010
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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Canadian Constitutional Law, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 2(a) Freedom of Conscience and Religion, Religion and the Law, Definition of Secular, Secularism, Chamberlain v. Surrey, B.C. College of Teachers v. Trinity Western, Diversity, Religious Accommodation

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Do ‘Values’ Mean Anything at All? Implications for Law, Education and Society

Tydskrif vir Regswetensak/Journal for Juridical Science, Vol. 33, p. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Aug 2010
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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Canadian Constitutional Law, South African Constitutional Law, values versus virtues, moral education, cardinal virtues, theological virtues, virtues education, Platonic ideals, critique of values as a moral language, Charter Values

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Law Deans, Legal Coercion and the Freedoms of Association and Religion in Canada

The Advocate, Vol. 71, Part 5, pp. 671-675, September 2013
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 22 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2013
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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Freedom of religion, freedom of association, civic totalism, illiberalism, political correctness, diversity, pluralism

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Seeing Through the Secular Illusion

NGTT Deel 54 Supplementum 4, 2013
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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definition of secular, definition of secularism, public sphere, belief, freedom of religion

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Definition of Religion, Religious Diversity, Religion as an Equality Right, Liberalism, Atheism and Agnosticism, Legal Definitions

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Taking a Fresh Look at Religion and Public Policy in Canada: The Need for a Paradigm Shift

Presentation to the Religion in Public Policy Project, Policy Research Initiative, Federal Government, Canada, January 2008
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Aug 2010
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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Canadian constitutional law, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 2(a) Freedom of Conscience and Religion, Abortion, Homosexuality, Same Sex Marriage, Religion and nation, Church and state, Freedom and diversity, Pluralism, Multiculturalism, Sexual Orientation, Freedom of Religion

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That False Struggle between Believers and Non-Believers

Oasis, Vol. 12, December 2010
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 08 Apr 2011
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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secular,religion,belief systems,faith,multi-culturalism,pluralism,liberalism,modus vivendi

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Is Canada Moving Towards or Away from Religious Inclusivity in the Public Sphere?

Religion in the Public Square in Canada Conference, Rome, Italy, May 2010 (hosted by the Canadian Embassy, Vatican See)
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2015
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 2(a) Freedom of Conscience and Religion, Separation of Church and State, Connie Heintz v. Christian Horizons, Ontario v. Brockie, Freedom to Believe, Atheistic Theocracy, Sexual Orientation, definition of secularism, definition of secular

The Attack on Western Religions by Western Law: Re-Framing Pluralism, Liberalism and Diversity

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 22 Sep 2013
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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Law and Religion, Definitions of liberalism, pluralism, diversity, transformative constitutionalism, political theolog, civil religion, constitutional theocracy, law as religion, freedom of association, values versus virtues, homophobia, heterosexism, civic totalism

The Attack on Western Religions by Western Law: Re-Framing Pluralism, Liberalism and Diversity

“The Attack on Western Religions by Western Law: Re-framing Pluralism, Liberalism and Diversity.” International Journal for Religious Freedom, Vol. 6, Issue 1 & 2, (2013), 111-125
Posted: 06 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2016
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia

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Law and Religion, Definitions of liberalism, pluralism, diversity, transformative constitutionalism, political theolog, civil religion, constitutional theocracy, law as religion, freedom of association, values versus virtues, homophobia, heterosexism, civic totalism

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Taking Pluralism and Liberalism Seriously: The Need to Re-Understand Faith, Beliefs, Religion, and Diversity in the Public Sphere

The Journal for the Study of Religion, University of Cape Town, South Africa, (2010) Vol. 3, Numbers 1 & 2, pages 17-41
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2015
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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diversity, equality, pluralism, Freedom of religion, liberalism, philosophy of law, law and religion, accommodation of religion

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The Case for Religious Inclusivism and the Judicial Recognition of Associational Rights: A Response to Lenta

Constitutional Court Review, Vol. 1, p. 297, 2008
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2010
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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Canadian Constitutional Law, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 2(a) Freedom of Conscience and Religion, Religion and the Law, “Religion of one”, Minimum standards, Definition of religion, Communal dimension of religion, Association, definition of secularism, definition of secular

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Undazzling Equality

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2016
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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Equality, rights, constitutional law, rights theory, philosophy of law

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The Search for Pluralism in the Writings of Said Nursi and John Courtney Murray: Prophetic Pluralism in Islam and Roman Catholicism

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2013
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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pluralism, Islam, development, Roman Catholicism and religious diversity, inter-faith dialogue, Islam and Christianity, Judaism and Islam and Catholicism, Said Nursi, John Courtney Murray, Vatican II, Dignitatus Humanae

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The Jurisdiction of Science: What the Evolution/Creation Debate is Not About

Journal for Christian Scholarship, (Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap), Vol. 3, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 07 Aug 2010
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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Canadian constitutional law, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 2(a) Freedom of Conscience and Religion, Evolution and Intelligent Design, Evolution and Creationism, Jurisdiction of Science, Role of Science and Religion, Fragmentation of education. inter-disciplinary studies

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Two Errors in Relation to Respecting Religious Rights: Driving a Wedge between Religion and Ethics/Morals and Treating All Kinds of Religious Employers the Same

Canadian Diversity, Vol 9:3 Summer 2012
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 07 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2015
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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diversity, equality, pluralism, Freedom of religion, liberalism, accommodation of religion

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Unexamined Faiths and the Public Place of Religion: Emerging Insights from the Law

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Apr 2011
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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faith, belief, secular, law, religion, public, society

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Pluralism, Lifeworlds, Civic Virtues and Civil Charters

Iain T. Benson "Pluralism, Lifeworlds, Civic Virtues and Civil Charters" in Pieter Coertzen, M. Christian Green and Len Hansen (eds), Religious Freedom and Religious Pluralism in Africa (Stellenbosch: Sun Media, 2016) pp. 287-306
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 May 2018
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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Habermas, life-worlds, systems, values, virtues, moral language, role of law, South African Charter of Religious Rights and Freedoms

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Physicians and Marriage Commissioners: Accommodation of Differing Beliefs in a Free and Democratic Society

The Advocate, Vol. 66, p. 747, 2008
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2010
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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Canadian Constitutional Law, Accommodation of Conscience and Religion, Section 2(a) Freedom of Conscience and Religion, Abortion, Homosexuality, Same Sex Marriage, Debate, Morality and Choice, Accommodation of Divergent Viewpoints, Sexual Orientation, definition of secularism, definition of secular

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Expanding Constitutional 'Dialogue': A Lesson from South Africa

Bartalk, p. 14, October 2011
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 10 Oct 2011
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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South African Charter of Religious Rights and Freedoms, constitution, religious freedoms

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Religious Interfaith Work in Canada and South Africa with Particular Focus on the Drafting of a South African Charter of Religious Rights and Freedoms

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 69(1), Art. #1319, DOI: org/10.4102/hts.v69i1.1319
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 Aug 2013
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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religion, inter-faith, litigation, association, South African Charter of Religious Rights and Freedoms, Constitution making

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Can There Be Legitimate Pluralism in Modes of Protecting Religions and Their Freedom? the Cases of Canada and South Africa

Mary Ann Glendon and Hans F. Zacher eds _Universal Rights in a World of Diversity: The Case for Religious Freedom_ (Vatican City: Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, 2012) 253-288; ISBN: 978-88-86726-28-3
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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freedom of religion, Canadian Constitution, South African Constitution, pluralism, diversity, multi-culturalism, inter-faith cooperation, meaning of secular and secularism, religion as propositional, freedom of association, goods of religion

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freedom of religion, culture, pluralism, diversity, religious education, public education, constitution and human rights, civic totalism, genuine liberalism, Pillay, Randhart

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Religious Interfaith Work in Canada and South Africa with Particular Focus on the Drafting of the South African Charter of Religious Rights and Freedoms

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies, 69(1), July 2013
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 Sep 2013
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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South African Bill of Rights, Interfaith Cooperation, South African Charter of Religious Rights and Freedoms, Religious Interventions in Court, Religious Co-operation

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hébergement de la religion, liberté de religion, diversité, diversity, pluralism, freedom of religion, freedom of association

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 24    Citations: 0
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Book Review of Gregory J. Zubacz, the Seal of Confession and Canadian Law, Montreal, Wilson & Lafleur, 2009

Studia Canonica, (2011) 45, Pp. 547-550
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 20 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2018
Iain T. Benson
University of Notre Dame Australia
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freedom of religion, Seal of Confession, Criminal law and religion, church and state