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Three questions for a teacher on secularism

La Croix Campus: What is secularism? Aymeric Patricot : Secularism (the word comes from the adjective secular, which originally referred to what was not part of the clergy) defines in France a way of separating state institutions from religious institutions. It should be distinguished from secularization, which corresponds to the fact that mores are detached […]

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Secularism in France, teachers’ self-censorship on the rise according to an Ifop study

To avoid possible incidents in the classroom, 49% of teachers say they have already self-censored in their teaching around religious issues, a figure that has been rising since 2018 according to an Ifop survey for the Jean-Jaurès Foundation and Charlie Hebdo, published Wednesday January 6. This investigation, which comes nearly three months after the assassination […]

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Conflans attack: national education deemed reactive but weak on the monitoring of social networks

The “national education” institution was reactive but was not vigilant enough in terms of monitoring on social networks. This is what concludes a report from the General Inspectorate of National Education, made public Thursday, December 3, which examines the events that occurred in Samuel Paty’s college before his assassination. → PORTRAIT. National tribute: Samuel Paty, […]

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Tribute to Samuel Paty: what do the 400 incidents recorded at school mean?

The minute of silence organized on Monday, November 2 in tribute to the teacher assassinated in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, was sometimes punctuated with disturbances in the school environment. “400 incidents were recorded”, announced the Ministry of National Education in a press release this Friday, November 6. → READ. Homage to Samuel Paty: history teachers facing history The […]

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Paul Airiau, the teacher and secularism

We had promised ourselves to give news of La Grange-aux-Belles, this Parisian college whose first month of classes we had reported at the end of September against a background of Covid. We had planned to introduce Paul Airiau, one of his oldest teachers, at the end of the All Saints holidays. Without imagining for a […]

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Sébastien Ledoux: “We must show students the interest of secularism”

The Cross: Two weeks ago, a teacher was killed for showing his students caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. How should teachers discuss issues of religion and freedom of opinion after this tragedy? Sebastien ledoux : Teachers must be able to show students the interest of secularism, a protective principle in our multicultural and multiconfessional society. […]

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Islamism: the school is facing as best it can

A school under the influence of Islamism? The emotion provoked by the assassination of Professor Samuel Paty has provoked for five days a wave of catastrophic comments on social networks, on continuous news channels. The institution would have closed its eyes, the students and their teachers would now be at the mercy of radical Islam! […]