{mosimage}The Coalition for a Secular State began as a citizens’ response to the growing clericalisation of society, as well as to the Law on Churches and Religious Communities which violated the secular character of the state. The latest activities of the Coalition are:

• Press conference on December 7th 2007, where the Coalition will be presented to the public together with the text of the Manifest on Secularism which has been initiated by the Coalition (Women in Black, Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Belgrade Center for Human Rights, Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights, Queeria Center for the promotion of a culture of nonviolence and diversity, Republika Journal, Social Democratic Union, Urban In, Center for Peace and Democracy Development, Center for the Advancement of Legal Studies, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia) and supported by 50 intellectuals (women and men) as well as 50 civil society groups in Serbia
• Performance “We are not going back – Stop Clericalisation” will take place at Trg Republike on December 10th 2007

Additionally, the Coalition is publishing the following brochures:

• “What every citizen (woman) should know about SOC (Serbian Orthodox Church),” which contains a collection of statements of distinguished church and government officials in which the secular character of the state and our society came into question. Many of the statements also represent an attack on human rights and civil liberties.
• “Secularism and women,” a brochure that promotes the values of secular society

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