Panel Discussion 2016

Event Date:

3 Dec at 9:30 AM

Event Location:

Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, 3415 Wake Forest Rd.

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Panel Discussion 2016

Faith or Politics? The New Intolerance of Western Democracies

Hilton North Raleigh / Midtown

Description: Today there are some worrying trends in Western democracies with regard to religion. Not only some public positions seem to be incompatible with the Christian faith, but in some cases it is becoming illegal even to profess or to live some truths of the faith. Liberalism has never been less neutral. The separation of church and state is becoming an intolerant religion in and of itself. Christians may face a new persecution in the name of what some people interpret as “tolerance” and “equality.” What is the future of religion in our societies? Is freedom of religion compatible with new intolerant tolerances? Are Christians going to have a right to citizenship in the likely upcoming “democratic” system? What are the challenges? What the solutions?

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  • Fulvio Di Blasi, Director of the Thomas International Center


  • Rocco Buttiglione, Italian Parliament Rep., professor of political science at Saint Pius V University in Rome, member of the Pontifical Academy of Science.
  • Michael Novak, retired George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy from the American Enterprise Institute.
  • Paul Martin Newby, Associate Justice – NC Supreme Court
  • Mary Eberstadt, author of “It’s Dangerous to Believe”
  • Tami Fitzgerald, NC Values’ Executive Director
  • Jim Anthony, CEO and Principal for Colliers International, Raleigh, NC
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