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York U expert available for comment on school board exemptions from classes based on religious beliefs

TORONTO, September 8, 2016 –Some Greater Toronto Area school boards have allowed students to be exempted from classes on the basis of religious beliefs. This exemption for some boards is done on a case-by-case basis and only as a last resort if the school cannot come to a compromise with parents. This issue has now been […]

Reminding people of their religious belief system reduces hostility: York U research

TORONTO, Oct 15, 2014 – Few topics can prove more divisive than religion, with some insisting it promotes compassion, selflessness and generosity, and others arguing that it leads to intolerance, isolation and even violence. New research conducted at York University, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, may shed some light on religion’s […]