WHY EXPLORE SECULARISM?
Secularism raises core questions in all of the humanities, about how we balance freedom of, and from, religion with other rights.
You can click one of the six themes below to begin exploring secularism and download resources from that topic.
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.
Freedom of Expression
What does freedom of expression really mean? Should it have limits? Explore how restrictions on speech relate to religious privilege and discrimination.
Equality & Human Rights
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.
Secularism, Religion & Society
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.
Secularism, Art & Literature
How have artists, poets and authors shaped our views of religious privilege, tolerance and discrimination? Explore key secularist questions the arts have grappled with.
Secularism & History
How has history changed secularism, or secularism changed history? Explore how secularist movements and their critics have shaped the relationship between religions and societies.