Christianity in Europe: A Part of or Apart from Culture?
Stummvoll, A Alexander, The Christian Science Monitor
It's impossible to understand European history without reference to religion. But it's less and less difficult to understand contemporary European society in purely secular terms. Two recent controversial political and legal decisions about the Christian cross and the Muslim minaret in Europe illustrate an increasing disconnect between religion and culture. First, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France, ruled that the presence of the crucifix in Italian classrooms violated the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights. At the center of the decision was the question whether the crucifix was a cultural or religious symbol. The Italian government argued that …
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Publication information: Article title: Christianity in Europe: A Part of or Apart from Culture?. Contributors: Stummvoll, A Alexander - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: December 5, 2009. Page number: 9. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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