Secularism

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Secularism Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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  • a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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Secularism Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Secularism, also called Secularity or (adjectives: Secular or non religious) is the idea of something being not religious or not connected to a church. An example of this is the government, which is independent of any religion in many states. In some countries, such as Pakistan, Iran or Saudi Arabia, there is a state religion. In that case, the government follows the state religion. Another example is that of the United States: There, founding fathers such as Thomas Jefferson made a law that religion and government should stay separate. This means that anyone can choose to practice or not practice any religion they want, and the government cannot make them be a part of a religion if they do not want to.

The opposite of this is called Theocracy: In a theocracy the priests of religion are the rulers of the country.



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  • 'Secularism a necessity for India', says Sonia Gandhi at Nehru commemoration event
    Asserting that secularism was more than just an ideal, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said it was a compelling necessity for a country as diverse as India. Read more on this news related to 'Secularism'
  • Secularism a compelling necessity for country: Sonia
    New Delhi: Seeking to reassert Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said secularism is a compelling necessity for a country as diverse as India.    She also said that there can be no India without secularism and it remains more than an ideal.     Addressing an international conference on the 125th birth anniversary of Nehru he Read more on this news related to 'Secularism'
  • Secularism a compelling necessity for country, says Sonia Gandhi
    Seeking to reassert Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday said secularism is a compelling necessity for a country as diverse as India. Read more on this news related to 'Secularism'

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