Places of worship gear up for vaccination roll out; Religious ideas manipulated against Covid-19 vaccine; Edict to impose IHRA antisemitism definition prompts fierce debate; France to outlaw polygamy and forced marriage
Andrew Brown asks how France can address the recent savage Jihadi violence, and hears experts suggest that the secular state makes a free discussion of the problems of religious extremism impossible for policy makers.
Welsh church leaders threaten judicial review of building closures during lockdown; Middle East countries boycott French goods in cartoons row; Women confront priests in church services over Poland’s abortion law change
Anti-Islamic sentiment is rising in France after a history teacher was beheaded for showing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed to his class. Muslim leaders have condemned the attack as against the teachings of Islam.