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The social equality of religion or belief : a new view of religion's place in society

Author: Alan H Carling
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Some countries, like the UK, give special recognition by the state to one or a few religions; other countries, like France and the US, give recognition to none. This book is about a new approach that  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan H Carling
ISBN: 9781137501943 1137501944
OCLC Number: 949341050
Description: xxi, 279 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Religion, equility and the law. The problem of 'belief' --
Religious freedom and anti-discrimination in Europe and the US : generally applicable laws and possible exceptions --
The equality paradigm in Warner v. Boca Raton : Winnifred Sullivan and The impossibility of religious freedom --
Proportional prayers : social equality in the Scottish parliament? --
Habermas and Rawls on democracy, reason and faith --
Religious identity amongst others. The social equality of religion or bellief : a critique --
Muslim identity, psychic detachment and universal rights --
Religion and caste in the UK : reflections on Hindu and Sikh fundamentalist mobilisations --
Religion and ethnicity : the status of Jews in UK law --
Separation and establishment. Political liberalism, separation and establishment --
The Church of England's hold over marriage : the queer case for disestablishment --
The 2008 Concordat in Brazil : 'modern public religion' or neo-corporatism? --
The bloating of the constitution : equality and the US establishment clause --
The limits of Canada's commitment to state neutrality in religious matters.
Other Titles: New view of religion's place in society
Responsibility: edited by Alan Carling, the University of Bradford, UK.

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