Is Freedom of Conscience Superior to Freedom of Religion?
23 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2017
Date Written: October 17, 2017
This essay explores whether claims that would otherwise be brought as religious liberty infringements are better reformulated and brought as violations of the right to freedom of conscience. Is there greater 'traction' for claimants in doing so given the increasing unpopularity of the label 'religion'?
Keywords: Religion, Conscience, John Locke, Roger Williams, Jeremy Waldron, Brian Barry, Exemptions, Accommodation
JEL Classification: K30, K38
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