The text of the 1905 French law that lays down the separation of church and state in the country doesn't specifically mention secularism. Nevertheless, the principle is a key part of the country's political fabric. But tensions between some sections of Islam and an interpretation of secular values have now become more pronounced, particularly in recent weeks. Protests have erupted in recent days in many Muslim countries against France, its president, Emmanuel Macron, and its perceived animosity towards their faith. France claims it is officially neutral, supporting neither religion nor the absence of it.
France: secularism causing divisionsWritten by David Fletcher 05 Nov 2020
- Pray: that the growing divisions will be healed. May the absence of a state religion will cause many to turn to Christ. (1 John 1:6)
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