Christian democracy is a religious and political ideology that believes democracy, human rights, and the Christian faith are mutually compatible. Christian democracy is often considered centre-right on cultural, social, and moral issues (and is thus a supporter of social conservatism), and it is considered centre-left "with respect to economic and labor issues, civil rights, and foreign policy."
Prominent Christian Democrats
- Tommy Douglas - Former leader of the NDP, minister, and father of Universal Healthcare in Canada
Wankel, Charles (2009). Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World (in English). SAGE Publications. ISBN 9781412964272. Retrieved on 5 July 2016. “The basic tenets of Christian Democracy call for applying Christian principles to public policy; Christian Democratic parties tend to be socially conservative but otherwise left of center with respect to economic and labor issues, civil rights, and foreign policy.”