Living Well Together

Nonreligion in the Context of Religious Diversity

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  • 1 University of OttawaDepartment of Classics and Religious StudiesCanadaOttawa, ON

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This paper considers the study of nonreligion as a vital component of the discussion about “how to live well together” in the “new diversity.” Our specific interest concerning the notion of the “new diversity” is that of nonreligion. This paper therefore focuses on the intersection of law and nonreligion, in the areas of health, education, migration, and the environment. We argue that a continued shift away from a majoritarian Christian society in Canada and toward the “new diversity” has rather significant implications for law and society. The law has been increasingly required to balance the beliefs, values, and practices of both nonreligious and religious people to ensure Canadians can “live well together” in an ever changing (non)religious landscape.

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