Why separation of Church and State is an important issue for Pirates

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Why separation of Church and State is an important issue for Pirates
Human Rights
Secularism, the separation of church/religion and state is an important principle of fairness, equality and transparency. No religious group should be privilegied by the state, thus no religious or a-religious group is discriminated against. Religion is a private matter, not a matter of state. In my talk I will outline why this matter is important for the pirate movement and what are good strategies to achieve something in this field.
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Presenter
Valentin Abgottspon
Board member of Pirate Party Valais and Freethinker. Famous and infamous for his activism. Was fired as a teacher from a state school in Valais for fighting for human rights, separation of church and state and not putting up a crucifix in his class room. This decision of the school board created a big debate and had international media coverage. The cantonal court decided in november 2012, that the dismissal was unjust and abusive.
Writer, activist, Vice-President of Freethinkers Association of Switzerland

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