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It appears Europe's majority party is intent on slowing down the secularisation process (or at least welcomes its slowing-down). And then they'll complain about religious extremism.

EPP | European People's Party

Concluding the interfaith dialogue, the EPP President, Wilfried MARTENS, announced that the EPP will support the launching of a European charter for interfaith dialogue aiming to set up a European platform for this dialogue: "We see in society a revival of religions and of religious identity. It will be important to connect in an intelligent way, identity and openness to each other at the moment that there is a call for a stronger affirmation of the own identity of all religions."

The brainless should not be in banking. — Willem Buitler
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 2nd, 2009 at 06:18:57 AM EST
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but that has been something politicians have been talking about for fifty years now, at a minimum. It hasn't noticeably slowed things down though.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jun 2nd, 2009 at 06:28:46 AM EST
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