Right to perform religious rituals debated at the EP

The European Parliament, in Brussels, has hosted, on Tuesday, 10 April 2018, a conference on religious rituals and fundamental rights. The event was co-organised by the EPP Group on Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue and the European Jewish Community Centre (EJCC). The starting point was the bill of law recently submitted by 7 Irish MPs that criminalises children’s circumcision, with up to six years in prison as a punishment. Opening the conference, Jan Olbrycht, MEP and co-chairman of the EPP WG on Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue, emphasised that freedom of religion, as a fundamental right, is a central pillar of our society and is the origin of manifold cultures as we know

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