Continuous Assessment (Reflections & Participation): 40% Final Essay: 60%
To introduce students to the challenges and opportunities that arise in religiously pluralistic societies.
At the end of this module students will:
# Be aware of the roots, history and content of the Catholic tradition’s stance on religious freedom.
# Be familiar with the contemporary challenges to religious freedom in Ireland and globally.
# Understand the centrality of the right to religious freedom for human dignity.
# Be aware of the criteria that can be employed in society to legitimately limit the right to religious freedom.
# The Declaration on Religious Freedom of Vatican 11
# the nature of ‘authentic’ democracy.
# religious freedom as a fundamental human right.
# religiously pluralistic societies.
# the scope of religious freedom – worship, dress, schooling?