#37-18 The Case for Secularism

Fundamentalists vs. Women’s Rights – an ongoing conflict F

An Algerian living in France, Marieme Helie-Lucas argues in favour of secularism and gives global context to the nearly-successful plan to let Sharia courts do binding arbitration in family law cases in Ontario, and the so-called ban on the veil in France. This is an archival program – the audio was recorded in November 2005. The issue is ongoing, however, and if anything increased.

Featured Speakers/Guests: Marieme Helie-Lucas is a founder of Women Living Under Muslim Laws 

Credits: Recording: Datejie Green. Event: The 9th Dame Nita Barrow Lecture at the University of Ontario. Editor: Frieda Werden