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Introduction - Religion and diversity in Canada

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Canada is a multicultural nation, a status that has been solidified under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Despite the dominance of Christianity, Canada is a multi-religious country, a fact that is recognized in human rights legislation. The chapter explores the intersections of diversity while foregrounding religion as the primary focus of analysis. In general words, diversity means difference. The fear that feeds extreme reaction to religious difference is an important factor in understanding the possibilities for theorizing diversity. Religious diversity within Canada is intimately connected to a global religious community for which the boundaries of the nation have limited meaning. Canada has a long history of creating and maintaining a society in which diverse groups have peacefully co-existed. Using existing human rights legislation and court interpretations of it, it is possible to find a way to build social relations among members of diverse population by focusing on equality.

Keywords: Canada; Christianity; diversity; religion



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