Waterloo, CANADA : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006.
Book — 1 online resource (193)
The essays in this volume deal with the relationship between living religious traditions in Canada and the fabric of Canadian society. Canada is a pluralistic society, ethnically and religiously. How are these two pluralisms related? Their connection is intimate, but never simple. For many years there could plausibly have been said to be a dominant Anglo-Canadian Protestant tradition, with other faiths and denominations being associated primarily with ethnic minorities. No doubt this would always have been a simplistic understanding, but today, as Canadian culture is increasing secularized, it is religion itself that the majority sees as a minority concern. Ethnic and religious loyalties pull together against a secular assimilation. Such a change leaves the establishment denominations with an unwanted identity crisis of their own, not the least part of which is due to an unfamiliar awareness of their own ethnic roots and histories. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Book — xii, 220 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Preface Acknowledgements Landscapes of Religion or Belief Religion and Culture Make a Difference Social Injustices of Religion or Belief The Trouble with Multiculturalism The Problem with Religion Towards Equality of Religion or Belief Notes Statistical Appendix.
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This book challenges some of the most basic assumptions underpinning the growing interest in religion, including: that religion is increasing and secularisation is decreasing and that religion is the main component of identity for all minority ethnic people. (source: Nielsen Book Data)