Europe and the Sign of the Crucifix: On the Fundamental Questions of the Lautsi and Others v. Italy Case
33 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2012
Date Written: January 15, 2012
We cannot say that the questions raised by the presence in society of Christianity or religion in general have been resolved with satisfaction. At the social level, a satisfactory answer cannot be expected in these turbulent times following the twentieth century. There would be a lot to discuss about the current situation and future role of Christianity and the Churches, but we cannot get to this point yet. We can be grateful to Mrs. Lautsi, however, because she provided the opportunity to begin the debate.
Keywords: freedom of speech, crucifix, religious signs, state neutrality, pluralism, laicism
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