Synopses & Reviews
The relationship between law and religion in democracies committed to equal citizenship and religious pluralism has become the subject of significant interest in recent years. Law and Religious Pluralism in Canada seeks to elucidate this complex and often uneasy relationship. The chapters are written by leading socio-legal scholars who consider the role of religious values in public decision making, government support for religious practices, and the restriction and accommodation by government of minority religious practices. They examine such current issues as the legal recognition of sharia arbitration, the re-definition of civil marriage, and the accommodation of religious practice in the public sphere. Law and Religious Pluralism in Canada will appeal to lawyers, legal academics, political scientists, religious studies scholars, and anyone interested in the issue of religion in the public sphere.