Religious Freedom, Multiculturalism, Islam: Cross-reading Finland and Ireland

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Brill, 2006 - Social Science - 468 pages
This is a comparative study of Muslims in Finland and the Republic of Ireland, from the perspective of religious freedom and multiculturalism. The book consists of three parts: the first part discusses religious freedom and multiculturalism from a conceptual point of view and mainly within the context of Western Europe, culminating in the cases of Finland and Ireland; the second part deals with the establishment of Muslim communities in Europe in general, and in Finland and Ireland in particular; and the third part concerns Islam and education in these respective countries

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Contents

Chapter One Religion and multiculturalism
19
Chapter Two The rhetoric of religious freedom
72
Chapter Three Religious freedom in Finland
123
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Tuula Sakaranaho, Ph.D. (1998) in Comparative Religion, University of Helsinki, is Senior Lecturer at the University of Helsinki. She has published extensively on methodological issues in comparative religion and on Muslims in contemporary society.

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