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The Religious and the Secular: with Tariq Modood

In this video, Tariq Modood talks about the tension between religion and secularism in relation to global citizenship and society today.

So far this week, we have been looking into cultural and political global challenges, and the idea of freedom of speech. Increasingly in the UK and around the world, freedom of speech, or freedom of expression, is also closely related to debates around religious freedom.

In this section, we hear from leading academic in this field, Tariq Modood. As he explains his thoughts on this often very contentious area, consider your responses to the following questions:

  • When is it acceptable, or right, that people express their religious views freely?

  • Is it always a good thing, or should there be limitations?

  • How far should religion be included in state matters, politics or society as a whole?

  • What about in education: schools, colleges and universities?

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