Wednesday, March 02, 2005

A Scarf case from Britain

A schoolgirl in Britain wins a scarf case against a school. This is one of the several decisions on the topic that are flooding European Courts. On the matter of religious liberty, Europe looks like a messy patchwork. Courts are ill equipped to set clear precedents. Public policies designed by legislators (France) provokes endless discussions and social tensions.
Should Europe speak with one voice as to matters of religious freedom or should it let local policies proliferate in every direction?

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