The charter and civil religion
von Heyking, John
Cambridge Scholars Press
"Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, along with the Supreme Court, is the focal point for an evocation of civil religion ... The manner in which important constitencies speak of the Charter ... reveals an attempt ... to create a civil religion based upon the language of rights found in the Charter that postulates Canada participates in the unfolding of a progressive history toward a more democratic and egalitarian future in which individuals are thought to be unencumberedby history, nature, religion, tradition, or community."
Permission granted by John Young. "The edited book where the paper was first published lists copyright as belonging to Dr. von Heyking (author) and the editors of the book."
Religion and politics--Canada , Canada--Politics and government , Canada. Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms , Civil religion--Canada
"The Charter of Rights and Civil Religion.” Chapter in Faith in Democracy: Religion and Politics in Canada. Eds. John Young and Boris DeWiel. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009. Pp. 36-60.