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Is contemporary industrial society a ‘secular’ society?


“Secularism implies plurality of cultural choices. Secularism is not about the absence of   faith: indeed it is about assertion of faith – faith in freedom and people, not dogmas. A space where one can pause and acknowledge the other, the one who is different, the alien, the non-believer; where one can negotiate the public sphere without the need to foreground or privilege one’s own mode of worship” (Menon 2004).

This is how secularism is defined, but how does it manifest in the contemporary industrial society?

The Socio-Political Framework

It is the governments of nations that wield the greatest influence on how secularism, as accommodated in the constitution, is supported, suppressed or misinterpreted. Let’s . . . Read More

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