In this interview, listeners will get a glimpse of a relatively new and spreading religion in Canada that, in a sense, embraces many others.
COEXISTENCE: Different religious denominations living side by side, usually peacefully.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: A form of relaxation of the law or a regulation aimed at combatting discrimination caused by the strict application of a norm that, in certain of its effects, infringes on a citizen’s right to equality.
DIALOGUE: An exchange, usually verbal, between two or more people or groups with the aim of reaching a consensus or an agreement. Dialogue implies a speaker and a listener.
MULTICULTURALISM: A term used in Canada to refer to the coexistence of different cultures in society.
BOUCHARD-TAYLOR: The name of the commission chaired by Gérard Bouchard and Charles Taylor that was created in February 2007 to examine accommodation practices related to cultural differences.
NEUTRALITY: The attitude of a person or an organization that refrains from taking sides. The principle adopted by Canada in religious matters.
INTERCULTURAL: A term used to describe dialogue aimed at bringing different cultural communities closer together.
SECULARISM: The principle of legal separation of government and religion that implies that a government is impartial and neutral toward all religious denominations and that freedom of thought is upheld.
ECUMENISM: Efforts by Christians to restore unity between the three main Christian churches (Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant).
POLYTHEISM: A religious doctrine or philosophical system that states there are several gods.