Free to Believe

Free to Believe

Rethinking Freedom of Conscience and Religion in Canada

Book - 2013
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Free to Believe investigates the protection for freedom of conscience and religion - the first of the "fundamental freedoms" listed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - and its interpretation in the courts. Through an examination of decided cases that touches on the most controversial issues of our day, such as abortion, same-sex marriage, and minority religious practices, Mary Anne Waldron examines how the law has developed in the way that it has, the role that freedom of conscience and religion play in our society, and the role it could play in making it a more open, peaceful, and democratic place.

While the range of cases explored will be of interest to scholars, Free to Believe is also written in an accessible style, with legal terms and concepts explained for those who wish to learn accurate, detailed information about the impact of the law on contemporary social policy issues. As such, this book widens the debate about this fundamental freedom and the influence of public opinion on what is often a misrepresented and misunderstood issue.

Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9781442613843
9781442645554
Branch Call Number: 342. 710852 WAL
Characteristics: 298 p. ; 23 cm.

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