Office of Religious Freedom

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The Messy State of Religious Freedom

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October 23, 2013

Despite the challenge of defining and enforcing the right to freedom of religion, it would be wrong for Canada to stop trying, argues Jon Waind.

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For All Mankind

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February 22, 2013

Michael Van Pelt on why Canada’s new Office of Religious Freedom is an opportunity to build on our vibrant pluralist heritage.

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Daniel Dennett: Religious Freedom Must Not Be Elevated Above Other Rights

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February 24, 2012

What can Canada expect to achieve by promoting religious freedom abroad? Religion has a track record of providing good things like hope, love, freedom, and morality in many places for many people. It is a very important part of their lives, and not for bad reasons. Many people around the world organize their lives around […]

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Allen Hertzke: An Office of Religious Freedom Will Bring Canada Admiration

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February 24, 2012

What can Canada expect to achieve by promoting religious freedom abroad? The question can best be answered by posing it in another way: What can Canada contribute by promoting religious freedom abroad? Before Canada created its office, the United States operated the only diplomatic program explicitly charged with promoting global religious freedom, and its activities inevitably became […]