Secularism

Secularism is the principle seeking to conduct human affairs based on secular, naturalistic considerations. It is most commonly defined as the separation of religion from civic affairs and the state, and may be broadened to a similar position concerning the need to suppress religion in any public sphere. The term has a broad range of meanings, and in the most schematic, may encapsulate any stance that promotes the secular in any given context. It may connote anticlericalism, atheism, naturalism, or removal of religious symbols from public institutions.As a philosophy, secularism seeks to interpret life based on principles derived solely from …

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FORUM-Asia · 25 November 2021 English

Universal Periodic Review observed that the AFSPA laws confer ‘impunity that often leads to Marital Rape the violation of human rights.’47 However, since the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality The …

the COVID-19 pandemic, and the undermining of secularism of the country through introduction of the Citizenship


RSIS · 16 November 2021 English

Firstly, the Chinese are the majority ethnic group in Singapore and hence, Chinese culture and worldviews have always influenced, and continue to influence Singaporean society and politics to a large …

Secular Experience,” in The Oxford Handbook of Secularism, eds Phil Zuckerman and John R. Shook, Oxford: Secular Experience,” in The Oxford Handbook of Secularism, eds Phil Zuckerman and John R. Shook, Oxford:


RSIS · 16 November 2021 English

Scholars have observed the tendency for hyper judicialization of rights and politics in jurisdictions that have an American-style model of judicial review.26 This model is premised on a distrust of …

(2008): 981-99. 2 Rajeev Bhargava, “Reimagining Secularism: Respect, Domination and Principled Distance arrangement has been described as “muscular secularism”,62 “secularism as hierarchy”63 of state interests over over religious interests, as well as patronage secularism.64 These point to the tendency to prioritise state interests over religious rights. Muscular secularism, for instance, points to the uncompromising and “Diagnosing ‘extremism’: the case of ‘Muscular’ Secularism in Singapore,” Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism


DIIS · 16 November 2021

A uniting feature of Islamist visions are not their theocratic visions, but their multi-facetted critique of the secular


RSIS · 11 October 2021 English

Firstly, the Chinese are the majority ethnic group in Singapore and hence, Chinese culture and worldviews have always influenced, and continue to influence Singaporean society and politics to a large …

Secular Experience,” in The Oxford Handbook of Secularism, eds Phil Zuckerman and John R. Shook, Oxford: Secular Experience,” in The Oxford Handbook of Secularism, eds Phil Zuckerman and John R. Shook, Oxford:


MP-IDSA · 23 September 2021 English

To understand the context, within which the TTP came into being and operated over the years, the policies of the Western countries towards the region in the aftermath of 9/11, …

between Jinnah and Liaqat on how to approach secularism. For Jinnah, it was, definitionally, of the Western could hardly speak Urdu or Arabic. For Liaqat, secularism meant establishment of a non-theocratic state “should we accept if tomorrow parliament declares secularism, and not Islam, as the state polity?” Another


The Aspen Institute · 13 September 2021 English

Based on findings in her book, The Politics of Vulnerability , Inclusive America Project Fellow for Religious Freedom Asma Uddin outlines strategies for healing to combat hostility and distrust between …

Corporatization of religion 3. Religion and secularism 4. Media distortions of their respective religions


Cato Institute · 11 August 2021 English

Tucker Carlson spent a week in Hungary extolling the accomplishments of Viktor Orban, the proud father of “illiberal democracy.” In an earlier edition of his show, Carlson had praised Orban …

Freedom, Libertarianism favor of science and secularism; it was for national self‐ determination and


CeSPI · 6 August 2021 English

Using the alibi of defending the country from the danger of the “Green Peril” (Islamism), then they have been provoking the a-Nahdha party’s leader to the fatal mistake. [...] Tunisia …

the two countries social, cultural and strong secularism values among the francophone and nationalist time: Both countries have a solid backbone of secularism values (version French laïcité). This goes back Turkey, where there is a deep sense of positive secularism (laïcité), where democracy has become red line


CReAM · 26 July 2021 English

Similarly, being exposed to an Italian church for five more years reduces residential 2These are: county population, the urban, the Black, the Italian, the Irish, and other Europeans share of …

Abdelgadir, A. and V. Fouka (2020). Political Secularism and Muslim Integration in the West: Assessing


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