Posts Tagged ‘Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics’

Italians reduce tax donations to Catholic Church

Thursday, August 12th, 2021
Italians funding Catholic Church

Italians are choosing to contribute their tax tithes to state charities, in doing so they are reducing funding to the Catholic Church. Since the 1980s, the main source of revenue for Italy’s Catholic Church has been the “8×1000,” or the “eight per thousand”. This is a share of personal income tax that the state distributes Read more

Crucifixes in classrooms: Italians grapple with secularism

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

An Italian high school teacher continues to wage a legal battle against his employer after being suspended in 2014 for removing the crucifix from his classroom. Franco Coppoli, who teaches literature and history in the Umbrian city of Terni, says he should have “the freedom not to teach under a religious symbol”. The 56-year-old professor Read more