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The Saint Mary's Univeristy Department of Phiosophy and CCEPA present:


The Dilemmas of Protecting Religious Freedom Today
Dr. Avigail Eisenberg, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria.

When it comes to cases about polygamy, children wearing kirpans to school, or crosses on the walls of public buildings, how do our public institutions distinguish between authentic and inauthentic religious practices and how should they? Dr. Eisenberg explores how courts and legislatures make this distinction today and the risks and dilemmas they face in doing so. She offers an approach, grounded in respect for religious identity, which considers the individual and collective dimensions of religious freedom, while responding to some of the risks of this type of decision making. Dr. Eisenberg draws on recent court cases to illustrate her approach to protecting religious identity.

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:00 pm
Scotiabank Theatre Auditorium, Saint Mary's University
Free Admission - Reception to Follow

CCEPA is a joint initiative of The Atlantic School of Theology and Saint Mary's University .

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