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A Teaching Topic in Ethics and Accountability 

Free Speech and Religion

This teaching topic deals with the appropriate role of religion in public life. It discusses the implications of multiculturalism for the development of public policy in Canada. This topic discusses the relationship between national identity and religious identity, and the appropriate role of religious institutions in the public life of the nation. In the Toronto PPG 2011 course it is addressed under "Religion in the Public Sphere."

Recommended Reading (University of Toronto, PPG 2011)

Amy Gutmann, “Is Religious Identity Special?”, Ch. 4 of Identity in Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2003), 151-191

Andrew F. March, “Liberal Citizenship and the Search for Overlapping Consensus: The Case of Muslim Minorities,” Philosophy and Public Affairs (2006), 373-421

Susan Okin, “Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?” and Azizah al-Hibri, “Is Western Patriarchal Feminism Good for Third World/Minority Women?”in Susan Moller Okin et al, Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women? (Princeton University Press), 9-24; 41-46

“This is Not a Creche,” Yale Law Journal 107 (1997-98), 1969-1980; Shirsh P. Chotalia, “Arbitration Using Sharia Law in Canada,” Constitutional Forum 15 (2006), 63-78

“Keeping Religious Fundamentalism Under Wraps: The Clothing Controversy in Selected European Countries,” Constitutional Forum 15 (2006), 1-5  

Source: University of Toronto PPG 2011 Syllabus

Page Created By: Ben Eisen on 5 August 2013. Updated by Ian Clark 17 December 2013


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