Posts Tagged ‘President Macron’

Macron’s clash with Islam sends jolt through France’s long debate about secularism

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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On 6 October, when Samuel Paty, a popular history and geography teacher at a school in a quiet Paris suburb, presented a copy of the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that provoked the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine five years ago, he self-evidently had no idea of the tragic consequence for his own life, French Read more

Sparks fly: President Emmanuel Macron links church and state

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron says he wants to repair church-state relations. His ambition has caused a furore in France, as he is seen to be tampering with France’s secular tradition. The Church and State have been legally separated since 1905, following a groundswell of change that began with the French Revolution in 1789 and continued during Read more