SECULARISM FRENCH STYLE
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“La laïcité”, French-style secularism, is a word that is most often untranslatable into another language.
But even in France, the definition of what the principle of secularism covers continues to fracture society from families to political parties.
Today, in a context of crisis (economic, health, social or identity), secularism is increasingly looked upon as a way of "living together" in the face of a of citizens who are tempted to retreat into their own communities.
In fact, the concrete application of secularism in everyday situations is not always obvious. In business, at school, at hospitals, in the army or the work environment; over preferences in clothing or meals…these are all opportunities to redefine the compromise between freedom of belief on the one hand, and principles of republican equality or standards of institutions on the other hand.
Investigating in the four corners of France, Clarisse Fèletin demonstrates how this French-style secularism is being applied in everyday life.