French schools to display Secular Charter with rules on religion


A new “Charter of Secularism” is to be posted in state schools to remind pupils, parents and teachers that although in France everyone is free to practise any religion or none, within the country’s state-run schools, there are strict limits to religious expression.

Education minister Vincent Peillon unveiled the new charter on a visit to a school near Paris on Monday.

The charter outlines in 15 points the main principles of the 1905 law in France which enshrined the formal separation of state and religion.

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