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VI The Wearing Of Religious Symbols In Public Areas: Definitional Issues

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This chapter looks at a number of definitional issues which need to be addressed, these being: 'what is a 'religious symbol'? What is meant by the 'wearing' of religious symbols'? and 'what is a 'public area'? The chapter looks at each of these questions. Whilst the issue of wearing religious symbols in public areas is clearly a contentious issue, it is very important to realise that it is merely a sub-set of a more general question concerning what might be termed the 'visibility of religion' and it is necessary to explore this a little in order to avoid making errors when looking at the key terms which define the scope of this Manual.

Keywords: public areas; religious symbols



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