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Religion General

Reasonable Accommodation

Managing Religious Diversity

edited by Lori G. Beaman

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2012
Category
General, General, Social Policy
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774822657
    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
    List Price
    $85.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774822763
    Publish Date
    Jul 2013
    List Price
    $32.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774822770
    Publish Date
    Sep 2012
    List Price
    $32.95

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Description

Often when a religious minority challenges mainstream customs, the phrase “reasonable accommodation” is at the centre of the ensuing debate. But does reasonable accommodation achieve its goal of integrating the rights of religious minorities with those of mainstream society, or does it really emphasize inequality? Reasonable Accommodation seeks to define the meaning of this phrase and to provide a much-needed critical assessment of its use within Canada and abroad. Woven throughout is commentary about whether there really is a religious majority in Canada, how the idea of “shared values” obscures debate, and how tolerating religious differences simply isn’t enough to guarantee equality.

About the author

Lori G. Beaman is Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Religion and Diversity Project. She is also a Canada Research Chair in the Contextualization of Religion in a Diverse Canada.

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