Britain crucifix workplace ban argument for European court a blow to Christian symbol, say critics

Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has said the crucifix has become little more than jewellery for Christians, adding fuel to the British government's argument to ban it from the workplace as it is not a "requirement" of the faith. KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/AP FILE PHOTO

Richard J. Brennan Staff Reporter 12/3/2012 The British government is set to argue at the European Court of Human Rights that Christians do not have the right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work. Critics call the move a blow to Christianity, saying the display of its symbols of faith is restricted while symbols of religions such ...