Tuesday, October 22, 2013

UVic academic to talk on religious freedom

Professor of law believes the rights to freedom of conscience and freedom of religion are a 'fundamental underpinning of democracy'
Mary Anne Waldron is the author of a new book, Free to Believe: Rethinking Freedom of Conscience and Religion in Canada. Photo contributed to The B.C. Catholic.
When legal challenges regarding freedom of religion and conscience make headlines, why should Catholics take an interest? Mary Anne Waldron will examine this question in the annual Bishop's Distinguished Lecture in Victoria Oct. 29. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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