Judaism is supported by the state. Cara Black Rennae Stubbs. There are many active religions in Luxembourg. In Luxembourg there is about 10, to 12, Muslims est. Timea Bacsinszky Tathiana Garbin.
Luxembourg is a secular state, but the Grand Duchy recognises and supports several denominations, in exchange for which, the state is allowed a hand in their affairs. This status, first afforded to the Catholic Church, stems from Napoleon 's Concordat of , the principles of which have continued to apply to Luxembourg, despite its separation from France in and its subsequent Dutch ownership.
Despite having the same roots as France's official position of laïcité , Luxembourg's approach to religion has taken a different direction in the past years, reducing the separation of church and state , not increasing it. The state currently recognises the Catholic Church, Judaism, Greek and Russian Orthodox Christianity , and Protestantism as officially mandated religions.
In , representatives of Islam, Anglicanism , and Romanian and Serbian Orthodox Christianity engaged in discussions to be conferred similar status. This was partially stimulated by several events, such as the debate on Catholic Church sexual abuse or the Grandduke's religiously motivated refusal to sign a euthanasia bill adopted by Parliament. It was supported by, amongst others, the youth wings of several political parties.
In January , the government concluded a new convention with the recognised religions, regrouping the Greek, Romanian, Serbian and Russian Orthodox Churches in one Orthodox Church in Luxembourg, represented by the Metropolitan Archbishop of Belgium, Exarch of the Low Countries and Luxembourg, under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople , and adding the Anglican Church and the Muslim Community of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg to the list of recognised religions.
Catholicism is the most practised religion in Luxembourg. Luxembourg was a major centre for Christianity during the Middle Ages , Catholicism was sustained through the Reformation by the hierarchy, buildings, and traditions established in the preceding centuries. The Catholic Church has received state support since Protestantism was outlawed in Luxembourg until By , Luxembourg had small populations of Lutherans , Calvinists , and Waldensians.
In , there were 1, recorded Protestants out of , inhabitants of Luxembourg, that is 0. By , there were more than 6,, or approximately 2. Protestantism is a minority religion in Luxembourg. They are divided across several Protestant churches and creeds, including Lutheranism , Calvinism , Anglicanism , and diverse Evangelical Protestant churches. In Luxembourg there is about 10, to 12, Muslims est. In addition, hundreds of Muslims come to work in Luxembourg every workday. There are six mosques in Luxembourg as well as one multi-use room for Muslims, none of which have minarets.
Luxembourg's Jewish community dates back at least as far as the 13th century, making Judaism the minority religion that has been practised the longest in Luxembourg. Today, Luxembourg's Jews number approximately 1,, of whom, practise actively. There are very few Orthodox Jews in Luxembourg. Judaism is supported by the state.
In the s, surveys showed an increasing share of the population no longer feels connected to Catholicism. This caused both the association Liberté de conscience "Freedom of Conscience" and the Internet portal sokrates. This secularisation, combined with the struggle to separate church and state, eventually led to the foundation of the Allianz vun Humanisten, Atheisten an Agnostiker in the spring of It intended to unite the hitherto scattered organised activities by humanist, atheist, agnostic, skeptical and secularist thinking people into one force.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Catholic Church in Luxembourg. Barbara Rittner Dominique Van Roost. Meike Babel Laurence Courtois. Elena Likhovtseva Ai Sugiyama. Larisa Neiland Elena Tatarkova. Irina Spîrlea Caroline Vis. Alexandra Fusai Nathalie Tauziat 2. Lubomira Bacheva Cristina Torrens Valero.
Bianka Lamade Patty Schnyder. Maria Sharapova Tamarine Tanasugarn. Elena Tatarkova Marlene Weingärtner. Jill Craybas Marlene Weingärtner. Lisa Raymond Samantha Stosur. Cara Black Rennae Stubbs. Anna-Lena Grönefeld Liezel Huber. Victoria Azarenka Shahar Pe'er. Sorana Cîrstea Marina Erakovic. Vera Dushevina Mariya Koryttseva. Timea Bacsinszky Tathiana Garbin. Irina-Camelia Begu Monica Niculescu.
Stephanie Vogt Yanina Wickmayer. Kristina Barrois Laura Thorpe.
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