Hindus & Jews Want Separation Of Church And State In Denmark

June 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Duniyalive.com


Hindus and Jews have urged for separation of church and state in Denmark, where currently The Danish National Church is a state church.

Rajan Zed, acclaimed Hindu statesman; and Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich, prominent Jewish leader in Nevada and California in USA; in a statement in Nevada today, said that institution of state church breached the equality of religions and the fundamentals of a secular nation.

According to a MetroXpress poll, 52% wished church-state split. Even the neighboring Church of Sweden became independent in 2000. Currently National Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church) Folkekirken is officially supported by government and is headed by the Queen. Moreover, separation might bring more independence in the decision-making process of the Church also, without any day-to-day government/legislative interference, Zed and Freirich argued.