‘World-repairing’ and ‘non-religious’ in law: antithetical notions or new mindsets? | Dia Dabby

Dia Dabby, “‘World-repairing’ and ‘non-religious’ in law: antithetical notions or new mindsets?” dans Lori G. Beaman & Timothy Stacey (dir.), Nonreligious Imaginaries of World Repairing (London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), 117-125 (https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030728809).

Sommaire: This chapter seeks to engage with law’s understanding of non-religious commitments. When brought before the courts, these engagements are expressed and justified through the language of ‘culture’, ‘spirituality’ or ‘philosophy’. Drawing on three recent cases from Canadian, American and British jurisdictions, this chapter contends that the non-religious commitments conveyed offer distinctive elements to understanding what non-religion and ‘world-repairing’ (the latter as coined by Linda Woodhead) look like in law’s realm. This chapter suggests that particular citizenship-building capacities are developed through these case studies and also invite closer scrutiny on how we understand and articulate considerations related to time and visibility in the context of non-religious claims. Ultimately, this chapter invites the reader to consider non-religious commitments in law as ‘otherworldly’ engagements, in order to offer a more textured understanding of how different people can get along.

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