WHY EXPLORE SECULARISM?
Secularism raises core questions in all of the humanities, about how we balance freedom of, and from, religion with other rights.
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What is secularism? How do secularists and their critics address freedom of and from religion? Explore secularism’s basic political philosophy of separation, freedom and equality.
What does freedom of expression really mean? Should it have limits? Explore how restrictions on speech relate to religious privilege and discrimination.
What is freedom of and from religion? Explore how political and moral debates involving religion are framed around competing interpretations of equality and human rights.
How do people’s worldviews impact social issues and the rights of others? Explore key debates over the role of religion and belief in society today.
How have artists, poets and authors shaped our views of religious privilege, tolerance and discrimination? Explore key secularist questions the arts have grappled with.
How has history changed secularism, or secularism changed history? Explore how secularist movements and their critics have shaped the relationship between religions and societies.
Secularism raises core questions in all of the humanities, about how we balance freedom of, and from, religion with other rights. Check out this great range of free educational resources.
The Commission on Religious Education has recognised secularism as a key concept in the study of religion and worldviews. Explore secularism with these free educational resources.