Guaranteed Religious Rights and Freedoms for All
“Religion is a “phenomenon that centres on the deepest human need for meaning, significance and connectedness” (Raymond Chiu)
– Raymond Chiu
Religion extends beyond individual beliefs to include complex organizational, social, and cultural dimensions. Religion has shaped and enriched in our society as it provides both tangible and intangible benefits.
“Religion has helped to nurture and ‘push forward’ some of Canada’s most cherished [ideas], including some foundational principles on which our liberal democracy rests. The modern legal notion of equality, for example, is one largely developed from ‘religious thought’; the same is true of the idea of ‘human dignity’, which forms the basis of our modern understanding of human rights” (Ross and Sinke)