Tuesday, July 23, 2013
France's Headscarf war: Does it Attack or Protect Religious Freedom?
Angelique Chrisafis, writing for The Guardian, explains that this is all about separating church and state. "At the heart is the rule that any state worker in the public service must be impartial and neutral, and so cannot show their religious belief with an outward symbol such as a headscarf. Public-sector workers – from teachers to post office or train station staff – are prohibited from wearing the hijab, a visible cross, turban or Jewish kippa."
Does this position protect freedom of religion or does it threaten it. The question might provide an interesting discussion in religion class.
By George Coe - July 23, 2013
The Tibetan Book of the Dead is probably one of most well-known Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West. It describes the stages of death from...