Tags: Church & State

Romanian secularists want an end to state sponsorship of churches

Romanian secularists want an end to state sponsorship of churches

Posted: Thu, 14 Feb 2013

Twenty-three civic organisations in Romania have asked parliament to end the public financing of religious denominations, saying the money would be better spent on health or education. Read More »

Religious opt-outs make Australia’s anti-discrimination law a “bigot’s charter”

Religious opt-outs make Australia’s anti-discrimination law a “bigot’s charter”

Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2013

In a move that has enraged human rights advocates, the Australian government has given religious groups wide-scale opt-outs in proposed new anti-discrimination laws. Read More »

UK Government accused of not upholding freedom of belief

UK Government accused of not upholding freedom of belief

Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2012

The European Court of Human Rights hearing on 4 September 2012 has heard accusations from applicants that the UK Government is not upholding freedom of belief. Read More »

Norway continues the long process of disestablishing the Lutheran Church

Norway continues the long process of disestablishing the Lutheran Church

Posted: Fri, 23 Mar 2012

Major steps toward the disestablishment of Norway's state church, the (Lutheran) Church of Norway, were passed by the government on March 16 in its weekly session with King Harald V. Read More »

Sarkozy’s smoke and mirrors promises to religious leaders

Sarkozy’s smoke and mirrors promises to religious leaders

Posted: Fri, 03 Feb 2012

As the French election draws near, President Nicolas Sarkozy is suddenly very enthusiastic for religion to play an important role in "public life". Read More »