RELS 1252 SMU Achieving Religion Diversity and Freedom in Canada Discussion

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The final writing assignment is to be minimum 1000 words and maximum 2000 words. Therefore, 1500 words would be the best word count to aim for in this assignment.

In short, I want you to choose a topic of interest to you that is generally related to the course themes around religious diversity in Canada. (If you have any questions as to whether your chosen topic fits within the parameters of the course, please don’t hesitate to email me your ideas). Once you have your topic of interest, I want you to find at least one peer-reviewed academic article that addresses your topic in a way that you find useful, helpful, or interesting. Your main task for this written assignment is to discuss and analyse this article using the suggested question guidelines below.

There are several ways you may want to go about choosing a topic for this assignment.

If you have an idea of what you would like to do as a career after you graduate from Saint Mary’s University, try to think of a way that religious diversity in Canada may need to be addressed in the context of that career. Try to anticipate a challenge or opportunity you might face in the context of that job. Or, perhaps you have already had an experience at work, or witnessed an issue personally at some point in your life that you now realize touches on issues of religious diversity in Canada. Then seek out a useful and informative academic peer-reviewed article that you find helpful for addressing this issue.

You can use the case studies covered in this course as good examples of articles that address issues related to Canadian religious diversity that any Canadian may face in the workplace today or in civil society generally, but I don’t want you to use any of those readings as your research article for this assignment.

If you don’t have a clear idea of where you would like to end up in your career quite yet, perhaps think about a career that you think might involve interesting challenges and opportunities with regard to interacting with and addressing issues of religious diversity in Canada. Think about how religious diversity in Canada may present issues, challenges, and opportunities for lawyers, judges, health care workers, police officers, government workers, politicians, teachers, military personnel, various business owners or workers, journalists, etc.

Another way to find an issue related to religious diversity in Canada is to have a look at the news for current or recent issues that have arisen there.

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Achieving Religion Diversity and Freedom in Canada

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RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY

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Canada is one of the countries around the globe that has a vast range of religious groups
since it has a huge number of foreigners from diverse regions. However, the fact is that
Christianity is the largest religion in the country with around 67.3% followed by Islam with 3.2%
and Hinduism with 1.5%, among others. In this case, the huge question remains whether Canada
is a multicultural state since from its historical events Christianity has been established as part of
the government entities and symbols. It is therefore important to evaluate the concept of religious
acceptability of diverse religions in Canada’s public sphere. There are many issues that have
been experienced in the public sphere where minority religious groups in Canada have
complained about religion-based discrimination (Beaman, 2017). From a point of view of a
future political figure in the country it is critical to examine diverse incidents, challenges, and
opportunities that have existed and are likely to be experienced in the country in the stated area
of scrutiny.
The Canadian religion composition is ever-evolving and different issues surrounding the
issue are emerging everyday as minority religious groups are openly seeking religious freedom
and recognition. Currently, the number of Christians is decreasing and other religious groups are
increasing in double digits since more foreigners entering the country leading to increased
numbers of small religious groups. In this case, a new religion diversity is taking shape where the
number of people who believe in no faith is also increasing (Beaman, 2017). As a future political
figure, it is critical to look at how the new religion diversity is developing to ensure that all
issues that may inhibit positive progress in terms of religious freedom are addressed. As stated,
for the last 150 years Canada has been a Christian country where different issues related to
religious discrimination and intolerance have been experienced in the past. The main goal of any

RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY

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patriotic political leader is to take part in developing a multicultural society and a more secular
nation where religious diversity is respected and upheld.
As much as religion i...


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