France sets up ‘office of laïcité’ to defend its secular ideals

France sets up ‘office of laïcité’ to defend its secular ideals

The complex and frequently-misunderstood concept of laïcité - secularism - is set to be reinforced with the creation of a new office designed to oversee the application of one of the fundamental principles of the French republic.

Islamo-gauchisme – what does it mean and why is it controversial in France?

Islamo-gauchisme – what does it mean and why is it controversial in France?

French parliament to vote on anti-extremism bill

French parliament to vote on anti-extremism bill

French Muslim groups deal blow to Macron’s anti-extremism charter

French Muslim groups deal blow to Macron’s anti-extremism charter

ANALYSIS: Has Macron succeeded in creating an ‘Islam for France’?

ANALYSIS: Has Macron succeeded in creating an ‘Islam for France’?

EXPLAINED: What does laïcité (secularism) really mean in France?

EXPLAINED: What does laïcité (secularism) really mean in France?

Six ways the French government will enforce secularism in schools

Six ways the French government will enforce secularism in schools

French mayor leads protest to stop Muslim worshippers praying in street

French mayor leads protest to stop Muslim worshippers praying in street

Poles launch petition against French plan to axe cross in Breton town

Poles launch petition against French plan to axe cross in Breton town

Unholy row breaks out in France after Breton town told to pull down cross

Unholy row breaks out in France after Breton town told to pull down cross

The fine line of teaching religion in France’s secular schools

The fine line of teaching religion in France’s secular schools

Teacher in France suspended for reading Bible to pupils in class

Teacher in France suspended for reading Bible to pupils in class

French town ordered to remove statue of Virgin Mary

French town ordered to remove statue of Virgin Mary

A third French mayor is banning the burqini

A third French mayor is banning the burqini

Why France’s national ‘Secularism Day’ fell flat

Why France’s national ‘Secularism Day’ fell flat

Does a long black skirt really flout French laws?

Does a long black skirt really flout French laws?

Paris Metro lifts ban on ‘Christians advert’

Paris Metro lifts ban on ‘Christians advert’

French mayor wins battle to keep nativity scene

French mayor wins battle to keep nativity scene

Baby Jesus banned from local council in France

Baby Jesus banned from local council in France

French row over plan to swap Christian holidays

French row over plan to swap Christian holidays

Every French school to get a ‘secular charter’

Every French school to get a ‘secular charter’

Uproar as head demands all pupils eat meat

Uproar as head demands all pupils eat meat

Pupils to learn France’s secular moral values

Pupils to learn France’s secular moral values

Private Muslim school is France’s ‘best lycée’

Private Muslim school is France’s ‘best lycée’

French back a ban on religious symbols at work

French back a ban on religious symbols at work

Veil verdict: ‘A dark day for secularism in France’

Veil verdict: ‘A dark day for secularism in France’

Mayor overturns school bid to ban Santa Claus

Mayor overturns school bid to ban Santa Claus

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Veil-wearer faces penalty for biting policeman

Headscarf ban ruled out for school mums

Headscarf ban ruled out for school mums

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Woman risks jail for wearing full veil in France