Religious Freedom in the Liberal State by Rex Ahdar, Ian Leigh

By Rex Ahdar, Ian Leigh

Analyzing the legislation and public coverage with regards to non secular liberty in Western liberal democracies, this booklet encompasses a exact research of the historical past, purpose, scope, and bounds of spiritual freedom from (but no longer constrained to) an evangelical Christian viewpoint. Focussing on uk, the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and european, it reports the interplay among legislations and faith at numerous diversified degrees, taking a look at the foremost debates that experience arisen.

Divided into 3 components, the e-book starts by way of contrasting the liberal and Christian rationales for and understandings of spiritual freedom. It then explores valuable thematic concerns: the kinds of constitutional frameworks during which any correct to spiritual workout needs to function; the kinds of paradigmatic relationships among prepared faith and the country; the which means of 'religion'; the constraints upon person and institutional non secular behaviour; and the family and overseas felony mechanisms that experience developed to handle spiritual behavior. the ultimate half explores key topic components the place present spiritual freedom controversies have arisen: employment; schooling; parental rights and childrearing; controls on pro-religious and anti-religious expression; clinical therapy; and spiritual workforce (church) autonomy.

This new version is totally up-to-date with the growing to be case legislation within the sector, and lines elevated assurance of Islam and the flashpoint debates surrounding the lodging of Muslim ideals and practices in Anglophone international locations.

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138, 191, 410 First Protocol, Art 2 . . . . . 137, 204, 234, 237, 252, 260, 263, 269,272, 276–80, 282, 285, 288–91, 293–4 Twelfth Protocol, Arts 1 and 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 European Union Employment Directive 2000/78 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352, 369, 457 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966 Art 18(1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126, 129, 134–6, 273, 376–7 Art 18(2) .

250 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Art 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316 Art 14(1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137, 215, 217, 232 Art 14(2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203, 216 Art 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

135 Art 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Art 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Art 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135, 138 Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 Art 16(3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Art 18(1) .

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