Vol. 2 No. 1 (2020): Simon Fraser University Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy

Accommodating Religious Freedoms in a Liberal Society

Published 2020-10-21


  • Liberalism,
  • Religious Freedom,
  • Fundamental Rights,
  • Feminism,
  • Nussbaum


A paper in response to Martha Nussbaum surrounding her work about religious freedoms among liberal ideals through an intersectional lens. I will argue that the alleged conflict between freedom of religion and liberal ideals do not exist, and define a process in which to determine whether a practice can be tolerated. I will focus on the treatment of women in religion, and defend their right to religious freedoms while accommodating liberal ideals.