Council of Europe Cancels Anti-Bris Milah Measure after Joint Jewish-Muslim Effort


bris-milahThe Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe reversed its recommendation that countries ban ritual circumcision when it passed a resolution on religious freedom on Thursday.

The resolution, which passed 73-6, recommends that PACE member states “seek reasonable accommodations with a view to guaranteeing equality that is effective, and not merely formal, in the right to freedom of religion.”

It gives general guidelines to allow religious communities to practice their faith and recommended that states require circumcisions to be performed by people trained to do so.



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