Category - france

  • 10 Jan 2013

    The gap between very high incomes and low salaries has been widening for several years, says Laurent Schlumberger, president of the national council of the Reformed Church of France. Where governments and consumers are reluctant to act, there is still a moral imperative on high earners to refuse grossly unequal remuneration, he argues.

  • 29 Nov 2012

    The French government has been asked immediately to stop forced evictions affecting several thousand migrant Roma each year across the country.

  • 16 Mar 2012

    President Sarkozy's call for labelling meat from animals slaughtered in line with religious rules has sparked outrage among France's Muslim and Jewish leaders.

  • 15 Feb 2012

    According to census figures, some 600,000 French residents are members of evangelical churches, with 460,000 regularly practicing; a ten-fold increase on 1950.

  • 13 Feb 2012

    The Socialist front-runner in the race for the French presidency wants the separation of church and state to be put directly into the constitution.

  • 31 Jan 2012

    Meeting in Paris, the Protestant Federation of France examined the issues chaplains face in hospitals, prisons and the military and urged support for chaplaincy work.

  • 26 Jan 2012

    A bill passed by the French Senate makes it a criminal offence to publicly question events termed as genocide under French law, raising serious free speech issues.

  • 22 Aug 2011

    Two top performers coming to Edinburgh are convinced that music can play a significant role in awakening the human spirit and bringing a longing for harmony and peace in a troubled world, writes Mary Anson.

  • 13 Apr 2011

    The first steps in a legal challenge to the French ban on face coverings have already been taken. Twelve Muslim women were arrested outside Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday, apparently for an unauthorised protest rather than for wearing the niqab - ten of the twelve were not wearing it.

  • 11 Apr 2011

    Amnesty has condemned the detention of several people protesting against the French law banning any form of clothing publicly concealing the face.