Religious freedom in Canada and the United States
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Christopher L. Eisgruber and Mariah Zeisberg
Discrimination, Human rights, Islamophobia, Social justice
Journal article

Eisgruber, C.L., & Zeisberg, M. (2006). Religious freedom in Canada and the United States. International Journal of Constitutional Law, 4(2), 244–268. 


This article analyzes the difference between Canada and the United States regarding constitutional religious rights. Numerous similarities between the two countries were revealed. However, the main difference between the United States and Canada was regarding the notion of “strict separation of church and state”.  The religious history in the two countries significantly shaped said difference.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


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