Debate Over Secularism and Religious Signs at French Universities

A report issued on August 6 by France’s High Council for Integration (HCI) has proposed the extension of the ban of religious dress and symbols in French university classrooms. The proposed law, which applies to all objects and activities of religious expression, specifically affects women of the Muslim faith wearing headscarves or hijabs. Continuing a […]

Terra Nova: Inaugurating a New Period for Social Democracy

Last Saturday, in the National Center for Arts and Crafts, Terra Nova held its first Winter Congress. The organization is a think tank close to the Parti Socialiste (PS) and aims at bringing new ideas and methods into the French social-democrat political sphere. To give one example, they were the promoters of the successful primaries organized […]