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Freedom of Religious Organizations

Jane Calderwood Norton


Religious freedom is now widely accepted as fundamental to any liberal democracy. It is recognized in domestic, regional, and international human rights instruments and its importance is lauded by philosophers, lawyers, judges, clergy, and even politicians. While it is easy to support religious freedom in the abstract, tensions can arise between the activities of religious organizations and the law that challenge this general commitment to religious freedom. Should religious organizations be permitted to discriminate against women or gay people in their employment practices, when admitting mem ... More

Keywords: autonomy, discrimination, groups, human rights, pluralism, religion, religious freedom, religious organizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199689682
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689682.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Calderwood Norton, author
Lecturer, University of Auckland

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