Theme 1. Core Principles: Resource pack

The Core Principles Resource Pack features nineteen original resources, presentations, exercises and stimuli for students to explore secularism's basic political philosophy of separation, freedom and equality. Through real world examples, different viewpoints and thought experiments, students will understand, apply, contrast and critique secularist reasoning.

This pack contains all the main resources in thus theme.

Questions in this theme:

  • What is secularism?
  • Is secularism a religion?
  • Is secularism a form of atheism, agnosticism or humanism?
  • Who is a secularist?
  • How do secularists think about religion?
  • How do secularists think about decisions?
  • Why do people support or oppose secularism?
  • Where does secularism come from?
  • What different types of secularism are there?
  • What are religious privilege, tolerance and discrimination?

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