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Equality, Freedom, and Religion

Roger Trigg


Is religious freedom being curtailed in pursuit of equality, and the outlawing of discrimination? Is enough effort made to accommodate those motivated by a religious conscience? All rights matter but at times the right to put religious beliefs into practice increasingly takes second place in the law of different countries to the pursuit of other social priorities. The right to freedom of belief and to manifest belief is written into all human rights charters. In the United States religious freedom is sometimes seen as ‘the first freedom’. Yet increasingly in many jurisdictions in Europe and No ... More

Keywords: religious freedom, equality, discrimination, religious conscience, religious beliefs, freedom of belief, religion, Christianity, human freedom, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199576852
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199576852.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Trigg, author
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick, and Academic Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion in Public Life, Kellogg College, Oxford