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Religion in Public LifeMust Faith Be Privatized?$
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Roger Trigg

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199543670

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.001.0001

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Law and Religion

Law and Religion

(p.150) 8 Law and Religion
Religion in Public Life

Roger Trigg

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the Canadian charter, the use of Sunday, charter values or Christian principles, teaching traditional morality, and same-sex marriage. The first section discusses Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms and its impact on the treatment of religion in public life. The aim is for the country to be inclusive, tolerating diversity within a wider whole. The second section notes that religion is one of the most sensitive areas courts can deal with. It discusses the debate and court policies regarding the days of rest and the distinction between a religious Sabbath and a secular day of rest. The third section discusses the Christian principles and charter values of the Canadian Charter. The fourth section examines the receptions of teaching traditional morality in schools. The last section examines same-sex marriage and the clash of law and religion.

Keywords:   Charter of Rights and Freedoms, religion, same-sex marriage, Canadian Charter, Sabbath, day of rest, morality, Christian principles, law

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