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by tanyalucas on April 1, 2014
          Pakistan was once a province of India and in the 20th century it separated into its own country as a Motherland for Islamic law and culture.

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by CalvinSzeto on April 1, 2014
Political struggles are seen throughout history and remain to this day. They vary from country to country, but the causes are always the same. Language and religion are what drive countries apart. India has a majority of Hindu worshipers, but also a large number of Muslims. Mohandas Ghandi was the leader of the Hindu people while Muhammed Ali Jinnah was the leader of the Muslims. The two of them had opposing ideologies much like how Canada is today, if we compare Canada and India. India has Hindus and Muslims as the two opposing sides and Canada has the English and the French.

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by Nicolas Boucher on April 1, 2014
Colonialism has been a very bad thing for both India and Quebec. The British used it's colonies to power its strong industrial economy, in sum it means they sucked their colonies dry of resources and then transformed them in England only to sell them back to colonies at a high price. Gandhi pointed out that at first the Indian didn’t mind having the English to trade with, the same as the French Canadian were happy to trade with English merchant. For example Indian traded cotton for English made things and Canadian traded fur for other goods, the deal was pretty good.

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by ariannagasparini on March 31, 2014
It is obvious to say that Hindus and Muslims of India have always had a difficult time unifying as one, hence the formation of Pakistan in August of 1947. With Muslims feeling like a minority with the fear of their rights and interest being misrepresented in a democratic government, it has been a struggle to let each group feel secure. However, for approximately eleven hundred years, the Muslims and the Hindus have shared a common history that enriched and molded this joint life as a common nationality.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by nisaraza on March 31, 2014
Throughout history, many conflicts between nations and countries are caused by a non-tolerance of differences. In India in 1905, the partition of Bengal was created. Its goal was to separate the rich, populous city into two distinct provinces, one with a Muslim majority and one with a Hindu majority (Carnes and Embree 49). Hindus and Muslims have been in a constant battle because of their difference of religion for decades. This kind of strong nationalism is comparable to what is currently happening in Quebec.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Maximeverhelst on March 30, 2014
When India was fighting for its independence Mohandas K. Ghandi was seen as the Indian pacifist leader when Muhammed Ali Jinnah was the Muslim leader. The two leaders were fighting for the building of a nation one using the strength of the group, involving also common people to be part of the nation. The other leader was putting the religion and the differences between people and their rites as his main arguments to separate the nation. Meanwhile in Canada there seems to be the same kind of distortion between Quebec and Canada.

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Champlain College, Saint-Lambert
by Kamal Koushal on February 27, 2014
In the vast spectrum of cultures present today in Quebec, is it hard to find common grounds and draw a line between what is acceptable and what should be avoided at all cost. We do thrive to accept and acknowledge different religions, yet it is hard to accommodate in total equality. I believe that debating over religion is unavoidable, being that we cannot satisfy the needs of everybody. Then, where should we draw the line?  Firstly, I believe that the freedom of belief is an important aspect of our multicultural society, as it concerns the rights of everybody and it should be respected.

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by Maximeverhelst on February 14, 2014
Are there any advantages or disadvantages to having different religions in society?  

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by FelixBrault on February 13, 2014
Since ages we have lived surrounded by religion, and more recently with science. Although science has grown rapidly in industrialized countries lately, religion has been hurt during that time, losing many believers. Some have tried, and still try in Quebec to suppress all images related to religion in public with the ambition to make religion disappear from our society because of their "misleading information". But are they really misleading ? We learn everything science has given us by the words of another, for example a teacher giving a class, from reading book or the internet.

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by gabriella tavernese on February 13, 2014
Quebec has always been known for its cultural and religious diversity; housing thousands of men and women from around the world that all have different beliefs and values. Montreal alone is filled with different ethnic and religious communities who all contribute to the development of our city. To say that religion should have no role in society is absurd when living in the 21st century. It affects everyone politically, financially and socially.

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by brunohachem on February 13, 2014
Today’s society has many communities which are composed of great variations of religions. But, I believe that having many kinds of religions can have disadvantages and as well advantages. The main disadvantage of having different religions will cause conflicts. As a fact, it’s been thousands of years that people are fighting over religions. You don’t even need to go that far back because presently there is a conflict that is been taken place in Central Africa (Muslims versus Christians).

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by Anne Sophie Hebert on February 13, 2014
Having different religions in our society brought political fights and social racism. Also, it could lead to terrorism in certain cases. Those consequences are due to the fact that every religion advocates different things values and they all think that their values are better than the one from an other religion. For this reason, I don't think that multiple religions are beneficial for our society. But, no one can eliminate the religions of human's behaviour. So, we need to learn how to live with various religions active in the society.

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by tanyalucas on February 13, 2014
What place should religion have in society?

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by ariannagasparini on February 12, 2014
Over the last few decades, society has evelvoved and changed dramatically. Some examples include equal rights for both men and women, equality between all races and the most recent topic of legalizing gay marriage in certain parts of the world. These are all results of society being exposed to different groups of people which allowed them to be more opened minded of certain ideas and ways of thinking. This has allowed for growth, acceptance, tolerance and overall happiness in society.

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by CalvinSzeto on February 12, 2014
Religion has been a long debated topic of whether it should have a place in society. Religion has been the cause of many conflicts throughtout history and continuing to this day. Society should remain as a secular entity that remains neutral. It should not completely ban religion, but should not allow it to have authority to pass laws. People have the right to believe in whatever they want, but should be limited to a certain professionalism when in public. The public should not cater to all religions because there are too many.

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by Nicolas Boucher on February 12, 2014
I think that the role of religion in society should be limited. A religion is a great thing to have, but we must respect that not everyone has the same point of view than us. Since religion is an individual matter, I believe that everyone should practice it in his own privacy ,but we should keep it away from public spaces. Some people might think that a law prohibiting the practice of religion is disrespecting one of our fundamental rights, but many laws in fright upon our rights because the benefits of the laws outweigh the right it breaks.

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by AdrianChai on February 12, 2014
In a modernized secular society, religion should be only to those who want to follow particular religions. People should have their own free will to follow any religion that they wish as long as it does not damage or endanger an individual or individuals well-being. Freedom of religion should be kept as a law as it serves as a fundamental human right. This should be the rule for all societies as it allows people to experience and have their own freedom. It also creates a pluricultural society and mixes diverse races and religions together.

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by Antonina Caruana on February 12, 2014
Antonina Caruana February 13, 2014 Post 1 - Role of Religion in Society  

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7 years 8 months ago

Your essay will be a very interesting read, your topic is unique and your style and flow is consistent throughout your abstract. I believe that your research was done with a genuine care to find out more about the LGBT community. Over the course of the semester I spent my time studying civil rights so I see just how important this issue is!

7 years 8 months ago

Nice piece! It was smooth and easy to understand! I thought your choice of topic was interesting because I'm from Quebec also and we're bombarded with this issue often. I think that your research was well done at it is evident you care about the topic. I spent the semester writing about civil rights so I can understand the importance of independence; if that is in fact what the people want.

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7 years 8 months ago

It's nice to hear that you're taking initiative and making a change in our community here in Montreal! I looked at civil rights over the course of the semester and it made me realize how lucky we have it here in the Western world. Music therapy sounds like a very interesting and just plain cool treatment. I'm a musician myself so I would support this therapy to the fullest! Good job in taking initiative and making a difference, good luck helping out the children in need on the 16th!!

7 years 8 months ago

Your piece was well written, informative and also very interesting. I believe that this topic is importance because this group is fighting for the rights of many women across Canada. While reading your post I learned that setting more realistic goals rather than an 'overthrow' would be more effective. I agree, and think that society should have no one race/religion/etc that is dominant of another. Here in Quebec the topic of veils has been quite hostile and tense for the past year or so. Here's a link to a protest done by college professors in Montreal, opposing a secular charter that would see the wearing of religious clothing, in particular the Hijab.

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7 years 8 months ago

Great article, I think that this cause is of great importance because at the end of the day equality should be put above everything else. While reading your post I learned about the consequences of individualism within any given society; and also the benefits of working together as one. Applying the concept of collective efficacy to this specific situation could be very useful in resolving the problems in the aboriginal community. Personally, I think that the Aboriginal culture is great, I live 5 minutes away from a Native reserve so I get to experience the culture first hand. I believe that the federal government should be the first to offer their help to the Aboriginal population. They are in need of many things to start repairing their broken society, here are some of the more recent things they are demanding; and deservingly so be granted in my opinion.

7 years 9 months ago

This article is very well written, it is clear and concise. This article reminds me of a particular story in the news in Montreal. It was written by an educator reporter for the major local newspaper “The Montreal Gazette”; it aims to take a different approach when it comes to cyber bullying because the author believes past efforts have been inefficient. Check it out!

7 years 9 months ago

Good job writing this article, it is very efficient in getting to the point and keeping the reader’s attention. This subject directly relates to the issues I aim to look at while writing my final project. I aim to show the importance of civil rights and after reading this article it makes this final project even more important because there are some people abroad who do not have the freedom of choice. It is almost unimaginable for us to think that there are young people out there will so much potential that are prevented from thinking the way they want. We often take our freedoms and rights for granted but we should be extremely thankful for what we have and where we live.

7 years 9 months ago

I like the point that you made with the british, that both Quebec and India were ruled by them, but I think you could of say Canada and also at the end that Quebec will maybe separate from Canada. Overall it's a good post!

7 years 9 months ago

I like the way you indroduce the differences between Quebec and India and then come to the similarities, that way, we can see that these places are very different but can have similarities. Very good post!

7 years 9 months ago

I agree with you that India/Pakistan share similarities with Quebec/Canada when we talk about a separation between two countries because these two countries have the same path. Additionally I think, like you, that we do not need to be separated to work better as a country, we have to find a way to live well with different people regardless of their religion, ethnicity etc.

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