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

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