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Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation

Article 15: Freedom of Faith and Conscience
1. The freedom of faith and conscience is guaranteed.
2. Every person has the right to freely choose his or her religion or non-denominational belief and to profess them alone or in community with others.
3. Every person has the right to join or belong to a religious community and to receive religious education.
4. No person may be forced to join a religious community, to conduct a religious act or participate in religious education.

Article 72: Church and State
1. The regulation of the relationship between Church and State is a cantonal matter.
2. The Federation and the Cantons may, within the framework of their powers, take measures to maintain public peace between the members of the various religious communities.

D 8 October 2012   

CNRS Unistra Dres Gsrl

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