Law and Religious Diversity in Education: The Right to Difference

1st Edition

Kyriaki Topidi

June 22, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9781138340299 - CAT# K393675
Series: ICLARS Series on Law and Religion


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Religion is a prominent legal force despite the premise constructed and promoted by Western constitutionalism that it must be separated from the State in democracies. Education constitutes an area of human life that leaves ample scope for the expression of religious identity and shapes the citizens of the future. It is also the place of origin of a considerable number of normative conflicts involving religious identity that arise today in multicultural settings.

The book deals with the interplay of law and religion in education through the versatility of religious law, legal pluralism, as well as religion’s possible adaptation and reconciliation with modernity, in order to consider and reflect on normative conflicts. It adopts the angle of the constitutional dimension of religion narrated in a comparative perspective and critically reflects on regulatory attempts by the state and the international community to promote new ways of living together.

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