Fundamentalist challenges to European citizenship

JIM LO SCALZO

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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