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The Beirut Ideas – Democracy and the religious challenge

Part II-  6:30 PM
After the Arab revolutions, Islamist forces have played a fundamental role and attracted millions of new voters and supporters. In reaction, religious minorities have been requesting international protection and special statuses. The process towards equal citizenship is still at its early phases and is facing, on a daily basis, lethal challenges. The panel will discuss whether democracy can accommodate religious-based forces without facing the risk of its own extinction.

Panel discussion with Abbas Halabi (Muslim-Christian Dialogue Committee – Lebanon), Nabila Hamza (Egalité et Parité – Tunisia), Farid El-Khazen (Member of Parliament – Lebanon) and Sven Speer (Religion and Politics Forum – Germany). Moderated by Dalal Mawad (LBCI – Lebanon).