The need to overcome Catholic-centered anticlericalism
Rethinking laïcité in Mexico
Keywords:laicity, secularism, religion, diversity, Mexico
Laicity and secularity refer to the role of religion in the public sphere. Since they both relate to religious phenomena, these concepts are commonly confused. However, they result from separate processes and imply different consequences. This paper explains the development of both laicity and secularity in Mexico and discusses why the former should be reformulated to attain diversity in the Mexican contemporary social system. The paper emphasizes the gap between the existing legal framework and prevailing social practices in Mexico’s ever-changing religious scenario.
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