Christian Democracy

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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."[1]

Prominent Christian Democrats

  • Tommy Douglas - Former leader of the NDP, minister, and father of Universal Healthcare in Canada

See also

References

  1. 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.”