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“We Don’t pray That way here.”

Cheryl Green (Southern Connecticut State University School of Nursing, USA)

Social Justice Case Studies

ISBN: 978-1-80455-747-1, eISBN: 978-1-80455-746-4

Publication date: 9 February 2023


The violation of religious freedoms is a social justice issue because the loss of the ability to practice one’s faith is jeopardized. Culturally, one’s religious practices can be an extension of their ingroup identity. If one’s faith practices is an extension of their ingroup identity, respectfully, then just as one has the right to dress according to their cultural customs or linguistically share their native language, then too they have a right to practice their religion and or spiritual beliefs. If there is no harm that comes to others, the argument of injustice cannot stand.


Green, C. (2023), "“We Don’t pray That way here.”", Social Justice Case Studies, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 123-130.



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