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Charter of Principles for Islam in France

  • February 2021

The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) officially adopted in February the "Charter of Principles for Islam in France". It was made official during a meeting with the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron. Containing ten articles, the document regularly refers to Koranic suras, and proclaims equality between men and women, the pre-eminence of the laws of the Republic over religious convictions, the rejection of foreign state control, the condemnation of antisemitic acts, homophobia and misogyny, recognises freedom of conscience and the freedom to change religion.

Five of the nine federations that make up the CFCM have signed the charter. However, CFCM officials say all federations will sign it.

Further information: Sauvaget, Bernadette, “Islam : la charte du CFCM, une victoire politique pour l’Elysée”, Libération, 18 January 2021

D 9 February 2021    AAnne-Laure Zwilling

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