Church and State: Costa Rica’s and Switzerland’s Wildly Divergent Views

What role should religion play in the affairs of the State?Here in the United States, Thomas Jefferson first used the now-familiar phrase in an 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptist Association.  In that letter, Jefferson referenced the First Amendment to the United States Constitution when he wrote: "Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government … [Read more...]

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