Project 4: Faith in Democracy
The interdisciplinary network Faith in Democracy (FID) studies the religious, sometimes even totalitarian, assumptions behind the concept of "democracy". Also, the networks explores spiritual foundations for a new legitimacy: a different democratic faith.
The FID-network was launched 30 October 2017 with a Dutch-language symposium. Speakers were Carinne Elion-Valter (EUR) and FID-initiators Hans-Martien ten Napel and Timo Slootweg (both Leiden University).
The organisers call upon researchers from Leiden and elsewhere to join the FID-network. A good occasion might be the conference scheduled for the fall of 2018, followed by a collective publication.
Their call for proposals, updates and other information are published on the network's website: faithindemocracy.eu.