Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Paper presentation during conference on ‘Christianity and the Future of our Societies’, 15-19 August 2016, Leuven, Belgium

The conference was organized by the Association of Reformational Philosophy (ARP) in cooperation with the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit of Leuven (ETF): 'ARP and ETF welcome contributions from philosophers and theologians as well as from scholars in other disciplines who are seriously engaged in dialogue between Christianity and key figures (or central insights or paradigms) within their… Continue reading Paper presentation during conference on ‘Christianity and the Future of our Societies’, 15-19 August 2016, Leuven, Belgium

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Presentation during Cardiff Festival for Law and Religion

'The Cardiff Festival of Law and Religion on May 5th and 6th at Cardiff University celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the LLM in Canon Law at Cardiff University, the first degree of its type in a British University since the Reformation. A number of events are being held to reflect upon how the study of… Continue reading Presentation during Cardiff Festival for Law and Religion

Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Upcoming Speaking Engagement, Conference ‘Christianity and the Future of our Societies’, Leuven, Belgium, 15-19 August 2016

'The event is jointly organized by the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven and the Association for Reformational Philosophy and tackles issues facing the future of our societies. The focus of the conference is to analyze philosophically and theologically what Christianity can contribute to the well-being and flourishing of societies, and people within societies, in the 21st… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement, Conference ‘Christianity and the Future of our Societies’, Leuven, Belgium, 15-19 August 2016

Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: The Cardiff Festival of Law and Religion 2016

                      'Registration is now open for the Cardiff Festival of Law and Religion on May 5th and 6th at Cardiff University. This celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the LLM in Canon Law at Cardiff University, the first degree of its type in a British University… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: The Cardiff Festival of Law and Religion 2016

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Discussant, ‘Values for Europe’ conference, Christian Political Foundation for Europe, The Hague (2012)

'"Values for Europe" conference in The Hague Friday 27 April 2012 At April 27, the ECPF held a congress about the European Union in The Hague, together with the Research Institute of the ChristenUnie party. The beautiful Old Meeting Hall of the Dutch House of Representatives was full with congress participants that afternoon. The timing… Continue reading Discussant, ‘Values for Europe’ conference, Christian Political Foundation for Europe, The Hague (2012)

Democracy, Dutch Politics, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

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)

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Presentation during day conference on ‘Multiculturalism: Template for Peace or Recipe for Division’, West Yorkshire School of Christian Studies, Leeds (2007)

'"Has multiculturalism had its day?" "Has multicultural society any space for faith-based institutions"? This time the answers come from Greg Mulholland MP, Jan van der Stoep, Hans-Martien ten Napel and Jonathan Chaplin, who are the speakers at a day conference run by the West Yorkshire School of Christian Studies. Multiculturalism: Template for peace or recipe… Continue reading Presentation during day conference on ‘Multiculturalism: Template for Peace or Recipe for Division’, West Yorkshire School of Christian Studies, Leeds (2007)

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Chapter in volume on Religion, Politics and Law. Philosophical Reflections on the Sources of Normative Order in Society (2009)

'Modern, liberal democracies in the West living under the rule of law and protection of human rights cannot articulate the very values from which they derive their legitimacy. These pre-political and pre-legal preconditions cannot be guaranteed, let alone be enforced by the state, but constitute nevertheless its moral and spiritual infrastructure. Until recently, a common… Continue reading Chapter in volume on Religion, Politics and Law. Philosophical Reflections on the Sources of Normative Order in Society (2009)