• January 10, 2013

    A senior French Protestant has called growing income inequality a form of violence and has asked for self-restraint among high earners in a time of austerity.

  • January 10, 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.

  • November 29, 2012

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

  • March 16, 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.

  • February 16, 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.

  • February 13, 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.

  • January 31, 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.

  • January 26, 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.

  • August 22, 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.

  • April 13, 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.