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UofC Talk - Beyond Beards and Burqas - Mon Nov 18 (Calgary)

Beyond Beards & Burqas:
Minority Citizenship in a Post-Secular Age
a talk by Dr. Amyn B. Sajoo
Gallery Hall - TFDL
University of Calgary
From Quebec and Western Europe to Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan, dress codes
are a battleground for colliding views of secularism and religion. Yet these
battles mask the real stakes: the space that citizens, notably women and
minorities, are entitled to in a democracy. Can pluralism trump populist belief
in a “clash of civilizations?”
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from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dr. Amyn B. Sajoo is Scholar-in-Residence at Simon Fraser University’s Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and
Cultures. He is a specialist in human rights, civil society and public ethics, with special regard to the Muslim world. Recent
publications: A Companion to Muslim Culture Protected content , A Companion to the Muslim World Protected content , Muslim Modernities Protected content
Muslim Ethics: Emerging Vistas Protected content .

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