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Social Locations – Religion

Equity Framework > Social Locations > Religion

Religion includes the practices, beliefs and observances that are part of a faith or religion [1]. Religion can be a central part of one’s identity. Belonging to a religion can mean more than sharing its beliefs and participating in its rituals; it also means being part of a community and, sometimes, a culture. Religions are incredibly diverse in terms of how members define their connections to it [2]. Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, discrimination because of religion (creed) is against the law. Everyone should have access to the same opportunities and benefits, and be treated with equal dignity and respect, regardless of their religion [1].

References

  1. Ontario Human Rights Commission. Religious rights (fact sheet). Retrieved February 14, 2020, from Sigward, D. (2017). Holocaust and human behavior. Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves. Retrieved February 14, 2020, from https://www.facinghistory.org/holocaust-and-human-behavior”>http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/religious-rights-fact-sheet
  2. Sigward, D. (2017). Holocaust and human behavior. Brookline, MA: Facing History and Ourselves. Retrieved February 14, 2020, from https://www.facinghistory.org/holocaust-and-human-behavior