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

Review of book on ‘Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human’

UPDATE: see also this press release in Dutch: https://geloofindemocratie.nl/2018/07/04/boekrecensie-constitutionalism-democracy-and-religious-freedom-to-be-fully-human-2017/ Very grateful to Robert Joustra for taking the time to write this review of my book for the Review of Faith & International Affairs - worth the read also because of the other literature he references along the way and the difficult questions it raises: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15570274.2018.1469823?journalCode=rfia20… Continue reading Review of book on ‘Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human’

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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Conference on ‘Public Spirit and Public Virtue’, December 6, 2017, Washington, DC

'In an increasingly globalized and pluralized world it becomes progressively more difficult to define the public virtues that have delineated the West, and as a result, harder to safe-guard the freedoms—economic, political, and religious—which are the fruits of those virtues. A citizen who possesses “town spirit,” according to Alexis de Tocqueville, is one who “focuses… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Conference on ‘Public Spirit and Public Virtue’, December 6, 2017, Washington, DC

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

Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (II)

Just five of the speakers, making this such a very worthwhile event to attend: - Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention - Daniel Mark, Chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) - Carrie Gress, author of the The Marian Option (2017) and… Continue reading Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (II)

Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, University

Participant, Kuyper Center Annual Conference 2015 Pre-conference symposium ‘Faith in the Work Place’

'Does Christian faith have any impact in the workplace? Does it show in the way that people do their jobs? Should it be given more emphasis, or less? These are some of the questions to be addressed in the third Abraham Kuyper pre-conference symposium on April 15th and 16th 2015. This year, the Abraham Kuyper… Continue reading Participant, Kuyper Center Annual Conference 2015 Pre-conference symposium ‘Faith in the Work Place’

Democracy, Religion and Politics

Participant, Conference on Religion and Power: New Directions in Social Ethics, Princeton University (March 12 & 13, 2015)

'Questions about power, justice, and the role of religion in social protest remain as vital as ever. This conference provides a timely occasion to address important practical and methodological issues in the field of social ethics. By bringing theorists and practitioners together, we hope to spark fresh conversations about the ways that the actions and… Continue reading Participant, Conference on Religion and Power: New Directions in Social Ethics, Princeton University (March 12 & 13, 2015)

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)