Malloy: Europe misses the guts to rethink the secular

ECMI Director Tove H. Malloy“What is lacking in Europe is the guts to rethink the secular,” writes Dr. Tove H. Malloy in an answer to The Morningside Post.

The recent German court ruling on the legality of ritual circumcisions is one of the backgrounds to why The Morningside Post has asked the following question to European experts and debaters: Can Europe Balance Secular Values and Religious Tolerance?

In Dr. Malloy’s answer, she regrets the lack of political will to balance secular values and religious tolerance. However, the rather critical remark should be seen in the context of a potent European heritage:

“Europe has the historical experience and a modern international legal framework to balance secular values and religious tolerance,” writes ECMI Director Malloy.

However, she still opts for adaptation to modern circumstances through political means.

Read the article at The Morningside Post.

The Morningside Post is the premier student-run news and opinion site for Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.


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