separation between churches and state in the world

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mardi 19 juillet 2011

No place for religious indoctrination in Ontario’s publically-funded schools

We publish above a letter of our Friend Richard Thain to Toronto Daily Star’s Editor
Toronto Daily Star
To the Editor — (for publication)
The debate on Focus Ontario (Global TV, July 16, 2011) on Muslim prayers in Ontario’s public schools was both enlightening and disturbing. Imam Rockwell (...)

mardi 3 août 2010

In defence of separation of the Churches and the State in France

The separation of the Churches and the State is one of the institutional pillars of the French Republic. It is established by the law of December 9, 1905, whose first two articles are the following : "Article 1 : The Republic safeguards the freedom of conscience. It guarantees the free (...)

Sunday 4 March 2007


Is secularism just another «French exception» ? In this overview of the separation of religions and the State, we want to show that, far from being a «French issue», secularism is a universal principle that was born with modern democracy. Secularism does not belong to France or to «Western culture» (...)

Friday 2 March 2007

No other way out

The leader of the newly unified Socialist Party, Jean Jaures, published the following article in the opinion column of the August 15, 1904 issue of the «Depeche de Toulouse».
Le Figaro and the French Republic are both trying to show that the separation of the Churches and the State is nearly (...)

Friday 2 March 2007

Against the Falloux Law

After the workers’ riots were quelled in June 1848, the Second Republic, under Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon’s nephew) presidency, slowly moved towards clerical reaction. Victor Hugo, who was already a well-known poet and although he was elected as a conservative representative, joined the (...)