Hungarian news portal Qubit published a detailed summary of the public discussion Can a Democracy Be Illiberal and Christian?, organized by the Istvan Bibo Free University, operating within the CEU Democracy Institute, with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
It was the second discussion in a new series of public debates, aimed at presenting current cross-cutting policy issues through a moderated discussion by experts. (Learn more about the first debate here.)
The panelists, Catholic theologian Rita Perintfalvi, jurist Matyas Bencze, member of Hungarian Atheist Association, Lutheran theologian-pastor Andras Csepregi, and journalist Dora Onody-Molnar (moderator), sought answers to questions like
- Is it possible for a democracy to be committed to a religion or world view?
- What is the role of Christianity in today’s society?
- What’s the essence of secularism?
Read the summary (in Hungarian) here.