A School Puts Faith in Harmony

The Jean-Baptiste de la Salle school is destined to be at the sharp end of the debate on integration, since it is located in a suburb north of Paris that takes in around 10% of the roughly 140,000 immigrants to France each year. Yet the school has largely achieved the goal, so elusive for France as a whole, of creating harmony from diversity. "Saint-Denis may be the biggest melting pot in the world today, and we reflect that diversity of ethnicities and faith among our students and teachers," says school director Gérard Héloir. He says that the school is not out...

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