Events for March 21, 2013

Tariq Modood - Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law and Social Theory

Thu, March 21, 2013

Tariq Modood

University of Ottawa, Simard 125
New time!  3:00 - 4:30pm

Title: Is Multicultural Equality Compatible with an Established Religion or Religions?

Abstract: I want to explore two intersecting tensions. The first is to do with liberalism and multiculturalism. The second is to do with the nature of the secular state in western Europe. While many liberals believe that the state should be neutral on matters of the good and culture, and above all on religion, multiculturalists hold that the state should not be blind to difference. Indeed, it should actively play a role in constructing and promoting a multicultural ...

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