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August 1, 2022   •   

What Do French Jews Do Faced With An Existential Crisis? Go Big and Go Loud

France has been inhospitable to its Jewish population in recent years. Ten years ago an Islamist extremist gunned down three people at a Jewish school in Toulouse .

March 30, 2022   •   

Study Finds Evidence of Anti-Muslim Discrimination in French Higher Education

A 2021 study reveals discrimination against students with North African names applying for masters programs in France.

January 12, 2021   •   

French Anti-Extremism Legislation Threatens Religious Liberty According to Scholars

The French bill to combat religious practice deemed “contrary to the country’s republican values” is a constitutional minefield, according to a white paper issued by European scholars

March 9, 2019   •   

Is Religious Illiteracy at the Root of Anti-Semitism in France?

An alarming 74 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in France has focused the efforts of political and religious leaders to find a solution.

June 1, 2018   •   

Collegian’s Hijab Ignites Political Firestorm in France

Maryam Pougetoux, 19, leader of the Sorbonne chapter of the French National Students’ Union, found herself at the center of a controversy for wearing a head scarf in a television interview.

May 28, 2018   •   

New French Terrorism Laws May Undermine Rights and Freedoms

Special Rapporteur on the protection of human rights in the context of countering terrorism voices concern about the effect of anti-terrorism laws in France.

November 12, 2017   •   

France and Poland at Loggerheads Over Statue of Pope John Paul

World attention was attracted to the town of Ploërmel in Brittany last week when France’s top administrative court, the Conseil d’Etat, ruled that a large cross over the nearly 25-foot statue of Pope John Paul in prayer be removed, for contravening a 1905 law banning any “religious sign or emblem” in a public space.

November 11, 2017   •   

Rev. Eric Roux: Europe’s Religious Freedom Fighter

Excerpts from an article published in the Faith in Faiths blog, featuring Rev. Eric Roux, President of the United Churches of Scientology of France and Vice President of the Church of Scientology European Office of Public Affairs and Human Rights.