Tag Archives: Freedom of Religion

Human Rights and Freedom of Religion in Indonesia

On my bus ride Twitter perusal this morning I cam across this tweet from Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom. I would love to visit Jakarta, Indonesia and especially its expansive religious buildings. But there was more news about Indonesia this … Continue reading

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Big M is Kind of a Big Deal

On Sunday, May 30, 1982, police officers of the City of Calgary attended at premises owned by Big M and open to the public. They witnessed several transactions including the sale of groceries, plastic cups and a bicycle lock. Big … Continue reading

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The Hobby Lobby Case and the Unreason of Religion

Like most Freedom of Religion cases, the US Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v Hobby Lobby engages the issue of how far courts should delve into the reasonableness of religious beliefs. Like in Anselem, the Hobby Lobby decision reinforces the … Continue reading

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Syndicat Northcrest v. Amselem: Setting the Bar for Freedom of Religion in Canada

I think it is fair to say that the Supreme Court of Canada’s judgment in Syndicat Northcrest v. Amselem is the leading interpretation of the right to Freedom of Religion in Canada. The decision sets out a way for judges … Continue reading

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