Fundamentalist challenges to European citizenship


Ellen Staniszewski prays before the start of the sixth annual Value Voters Summit in Washington, DC, USA, 14 September 2012. The Summit is organized by a collection of Christian political action groups and hosts a steady stream of conservative political speakers and activists.

Is fundamentalism compatible with Western Democracy?

Fundamentalism poses a threat to Europe, as has become abundantly clear. However, there is always a fine balance between the private sphere and the public sphere. The question of "a balance" is increasingly difficult and is on the top of a political agenda due to terrorism, but also immigration.

A common response to this challenge is investing in education to fight fundamentalism, besides taking apolitical stand. But, there is an issue that is less often discussed, namely Christian fundamenta...

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