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dc.contributor.author von Heyking, John
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-27T20:54:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-27T20:54:46Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04
dc.identifier.citation April 2008: “Civil Religion and Human Rights in Canada.” Conference on ”Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Conscience, Right for Unification: International and Russian Experience of Application: The 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Ekaterinburg, Russia. Sponsored by The Expert Council for the Ombudsman of the Russian Federation, of Sverdlovsk Region, the “Znanie” Society of Russia, and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/2541
dc.description.abstract One of the reasons why religious pluralism flourishes to the degree it does in Canada and the United States is because, as immigrants, we have inherited a cultural attitude of healthy skepticism toward what politics can achieve. We have a cultural inheritance of recognizing that religious persecution is frequently the result of attempts by political rulers to establish political uniformity with dubious and overreaching civic ideals. Wehave a cultural inheritance of recognizing that human happiness is better achieved within religious communities, through education, than in larger political communities where those ideals are enforced with the sword. In short, we have a cultural inheritance of recognizing the limits of state power and laws to promote public morality, which sustains a public understanding of the limits of what politics can achieve in promoting human happiness and virtue. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored by The Expert Council for the Ombudsman of the Russian Federation, of Sverdlovsk Region, the “Znanie” Society of Russia, and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Conference on ”Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Conscience, Right for Unification: International and Russian Experience of Application: The 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. en_US
dc.subject Human rights--Canada en_US
dc.subject Civil religion--Canada en_US
dc.subject Toleration--Cross-cultural studies en_US
dc.subject Cultural pluralism en_US
dc.title Civil religion and human rights in Canada en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Science en_US
dc.description.peer-review No en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US

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