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[News] Secularism under siege

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Secularism under siege <p>As was widely expected, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is using the current six-month German presidency of the EU to revive the project for a European constitution – with God included. The Churches have been quick to climb on the bandwagon, urging that references to God and “our Judeo-Christian heritage” be included in any new draft. But while welcoming the Churches’ involvement, German Foreign Minister Frans-Walter Steinmeier has told MEPs to stay out of the constitutional process. Now the secularists are fighting back. In an unprecedented collaboration between politicians, academics, writers and community leaders from across the continent, Europe’s secularists have drafted The Brussels Declaration, a restatement of the common values on which modern European civilisation is based. The Brussels Declaration is due to be launched at the European Parliament on 27th February. The campaign has a web site at <a href="http://www.visionfor...ope.org</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.iheu.org/...node/2510">read more</a></p> http://www.iheu.org/node/2510

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