Religion’s Place in Liberal Democracy

Tony Blair and Senator John Kerry will join Professor Miroslav Volf and the students of Yale University’s Faith & Globalisation class to discuss the role of religion in liberal democracy.

Recent events around the world, from the USA to Egypt show the impact that faith can have on politics and political movements.

Tony Blair will be arguing that, “we need religion-friendly democracy and democracy-friendly religion. The time has come to put away the delusions: that faith is diminishing; that religion is not really what it’s about; that a debate about politics can be seriously conducted in the 21st Century without debating religion.”

Author: DanutM

Anglican theologian. Former Director for Faith and Development Middle East and Eastern Europe Region of World Vision International

One thought on “Religion’s Place in Liberal Democracy”

  1. Ciomagim pe Ponta pentru o teza falsa si luam lectii de la Mr. Blair care a proferat unul din marile falsuri ale istorie. “Sadam are arme de distrugere masiva si poate sa zboare lumea in are in 48 de ore”. Si inca armele acelea se plimba in laboratoare ambulante prin Irak, sa auzi si sa nu crezi numai ca cei mai multi au crezut. Dar pretul a fost platiti de cei inadati, vieti perdute, distruse, ravasite, desirate. Imi amintesc de femeia care isi pierduse, dupa informatile de la BBC, 12 persone din familie iar ea isi perduse mintile, si de baieteul de 8 ani care isi pierduse si miinile si picioarele. “De la sublim la ridicol nu e decit un pas, ar fi spus Napoleon, si posteritatea n-are decit sa judece.” Sa speram ca va judeca daca nu va fi ziua aceea infricosatoare.

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