Can democracy survive without religion?

Can democracy survive without religion?

In most of the world today, organized religion is being rejected. More and more young people are flipping the bird to theological authority, even in Muslim countries! At the same time, those who abuse political power appear to be filling the void.

From the far Left to the far Right, we’re witnessing blind faith in secular dogmas — and accusations of heresy for questioning them. Is this proof that religion of any kind threatens liberal democracy?

I presented my answer in a forum organized by the Renew Democracy Initiative. My co-panelists, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Christian commentator David French, gave answers of their own. You might be surprised by what each of us had to say…

For now, watch my teaser below:

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