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- DescriptionHow, and to what extent, can religion be included within commitments to multiculturalism? Multiculturalism and Religious Identity addresses this question by examining the political recognition and management of religious identity in Canada and India. In multicultural policy, practice, and literature, religion has until recently t been included within broader discussions of multiculturalism, perhaps due to worries of potential for conflict with secularism. This collection undertakes a contemporary analysis of how the Canadian and Indian states each approach religious diversity through social and political policies, as well as how religion and secularism meet both philosophically and politically in contested public space. Although Canada and India have differing political and religious histories - leading to different articulations of multiculturalism, religious diversity, and secularism - both countries share a commitment to ensuring fair treatment for the different religious communities they include. Combining broader theoretical and rmative reflections with close case studies, Multiculturalism and Religious Identity leads the way to addressing these timely issues in the Canadian and Indian contexts.
- Author BiographySonia Sikka is professor of philosophy at the University of Ottawa. Lori G. Beaman is Canada Research Chair in the Contextualization of Religion in a Diverse Canada and director of the Religion and Diversity Project at the University of Ottawa.
- Author(s)Lori G. Beaman,Sonia Sikka
- PublisherMcGill-Queen's University Press
- Date of Publication05/08/2014
- SubjectReligion: Comparative, General & Reference
- Place of PublicationMontreal
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintMcGill-Queen's University Press
- Weight612 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine25 mm
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