Europe’s Long and Painful History of Religious Conflict

From 1524 to 1648, following the Protestant Reformation, a series of religious wars broke out. Wikipedia: "This is not to say that the combatants can be neatly categorised by religion or were divided by their religion alone, as this was often not the case. "Individual conflicts that can be distinguished within this topic include: Conflicts... Continue Reading →


Has Europe Become Hostile to Christians?

"It is easier to be a Christian in the UAE than it is to be a Christian at home in the UK," wrote Rev. Canon Andrew Thompson, an Anglican minister in Abu Dhabi in a column for the (UAE) National newspaper.  "Religion has become somewhat disenfranchised in UK culture and education. To even mention the... Continue Reading →

How Europe, Particularly France, Treats Muslims Amid Crisis of Multi-Culturalism France's 4.5 million Muslims, eight percent of the popular, represent the largest Islamic population in the West. Some Islamic practices come in conflict with Europe's tradition of secularism, and even cynicism about religion, which results from a long and painful history of religious rivalry and conflict. France has the concept of "laicite," meaning the... Continue Reading →

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