French secularism: Anti-religious or safeguarding freedoms?

This week we take a closer look at France’s cherished state secularism. Laïcité [secularism], a product of French history and philosophy, is central to how France defines itself. But critics say it is anti-religious and increasingly used to stigmatise Muslims. Is laïcité compatible with a multicultural society?

We spoke to Jean-Louis Bianco, the President of the National Observatory on Secularism, to find out more. […]

Full Story: French secularism: Anti-religious or safeguarding freedoms? – France 24



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