Politics: Issues facing Europeans today in politics
Host: Dr Roel Kuiper,
Senator, First Chamber, Dutch Parliament
The Politics Consultation will be held at the Hotel Mediterrán, Budaorsi ut 20/A, 1118 Budapest
on Wednesday and Thursday May 11&12.
The Politics Consultation is open for all interested in finding biblical responses to issues facing Christians in European politics, including the revitalisation of European values from a Christian-political perspective, the rise of nationalism and populism in reaction to elitism, and the presence of Islam in Europe.
The consultation will take the form of presentations and papers (some to be circulated to participants prior to the congress) followed by discussion.
Wednesday May 11th
chair: Prof Dr Roel Kuiper
Theme: European Values
Dr Sander Luitwieler, How may the ‘European values’ be formulated and revitalised from a Christian-political perspective?
Dr Michael Schluter, How can a more ‘relational’ Europe be realised?
David Fieldsend (CARE for Europe), Defining and defending the European value of ‘Freedom’
Theme: Globalisation, capitalism, lessons from the Financial crisis
14.00 – 16.00: Prof Prabhu Guptara, can capitalism be transformed?
Dr Roel Kuiper, social and moral capital
responses from Michael Schluter, Vishal Mangalwadi
Presentation: CARE for Europe/ Relationships Global
Open evening session: Dr Michael Schluter on Relationism
Thursday May 12th
chair: David Fieldsend, CARE for Europe, Brussels
Theme: Christianity & Islam, populism & elitism
9.00 – 11.00:
Dr Philip Jenkins, Europe’s religious crisis & political implications
11.30 – 12.30: Dr Os Guinness, The art of Christian persuasion
Theme: The Future of Europe as a united continent
14.00 – 16.00: Dr Andreas Walker, The politics of hope
Presentation: ECPM/ECPF/ Schuman Centre