Pierre-Henry Prélot

Religious Freedom in Franc. An inventory

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Keywords: Public Space; Financing of Cults; Secularism; Religious Symbols.

The development of freedom of religion in France is part of a context overdetermined by the principle of secularism. Originally conceived as an organizing principle of public authority, secularism increasingly tends to impose itself as a general obligation not to externalize one's religious convictions in common space. This demand for the privatization of religious identities, which reacts to public demonstrations of Islam, recalls the older French conflicts between the Republican State and the Catholic Church.

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