The nonprofit I founded, Christians Associated for Democracy, arranged for the translation into English of Hungary’s recent emergency act on COVID. The law allows the Hungarian government to rule by decree until the end of the COVID crisis, whenever that… Read More ›
Itt tölthető le a cikk A cikk angolul A magyar „rabszolgatörvény” és a bíróságokról szóló törvény miatti felháborodásunkban azonban se feledkezzünk meg arról, hogy az Országgyűlés a 2018. december 11-i mozgalmas ülésszaka folyamán a magyar egyháztörvényt is módosította. Az Orbán… Read More ›
Here’s a review I wrote of Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine (2017) for the journal Occasional Papers on Religion and Eastern Europe. “Western Christians committed to the ideal of liberal democracy, like the author of this review, are often… Read More ›
Demonstrators protesting Lex CEU / Source: CEU webpage Early in April, the Hungarian parliament, tightly controlled by the country’s autocratic prime minister, Viktor Orbán, passed a law aimed at forcing the closure of Budapest’s independent and prestigious Central European University…. Read More ›
My column in the The Cresset reflects on the reasons for failed US foreign policy over two administrations. “President Obama, speaking recently to the press, dismissed all criticism of his foreign policy as “half baked” “mumbo jumbo.” This strong declamation,… Read More ›
Christians Associated for Democracy has translated the newest draft of Hungary’s law on the “legal status of churches” into English. The European Court of Human Rights found an earlier version of the law to violate the right of religious freedom. The amended… Read More ›
I recently gave an interview at TLU about the state of religious freedom in Hungary. A youtube video of the interview is below.
Recently Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has started to argue for reinstating the death penalty. But the European Union prohibits capital punishment in its member states, and Orbán’s proposal has received a lot of flack in Brussels. Here’s my take… Read More ›