Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Public Theology, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Article ‘A sense of reality is required: the European People’s Party as a bridge between Tradition and modernity’

The latest edition of the Montesquieu Institute's newsletter, De Hofvijver, contains a section on 'Forty Years of the Dutch Christian Democratic Appeal,' which also includes a contribution from my hand. This contribution, entitled 'Realiteitszin gevraagd: de Europese Volkspartij als brug tussen Traditie en moderniteit,' tries to build a bridge between my earlier work as a… Continue reading Article ‘A sense of reality is required: the European People’s Party as a bridge between Tradition and modernity’

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Guest Lecture on “Natural Law, Human Rights, and Religious Freedom”

UPDATE: Beautiful place to give a guest talk this morning: The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Distress in Heiloo, North-Holland. The lecture was on "Natural Law, Human Rights, and Religious Freedom." The audience consisted of a group of talented leaders of the Christian Democratic Youth Appeal. Other speakers during the weekend included Minister of  State… Continue reading Guest Lecture on “Natural Law, Human Rights, and Religious Freedom”

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Opinion Article: ‘Can Christian Democracy Save America from Trump?’

'Religious conservatism doesn’t have to be populist. It has played an important role for democracy and dignity in Europe – and can do so in the US, too.' The article is co-written by Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti, assistant professor of political science at the City College of New York and author of What is Christian Democracy? Politics, Religion… Continue reading Opinion Article: ‘Can Christian Democracy Save America from Trump?’

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Presentation during Second National Conference of Christians in Political Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (1999)

About the Conference: 'The Paul Henry Institute will host the second national conference of Christians in Political Science, June 17-20, 1999. Christian political scientists from the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Australia have already registered to attend the event. More than twenty different panels, each addressing different thematic issues, have been organized, with more… Continue reading Presentation during Second National Conference of Christians in Political Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (1999)

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Paper presentation ‘Creed or Structure? Christian Democratic Vision and Attitudes towards Liberal Democracy’

Participating in a workshop on 'Christian Democratic Ideology and Programmatic Development, 1945-2000' at the KU Leuven. The workshop is organized by Civitas, a newly formed Forum of Archives and Research on Christian Democracy. My own paper is entitled 'Creed or Structure? Christian Democratic Vision and Attitudes towards Liberal Democracy'. The abstract of the paper reads as follows:… Continue reading Paper presentation ‘Creed or Structure? Christian Democratic Vision and Attitudes towards Liberal Democracy’