Thursday, 18 November 2010
Too little Christianity
In a fiery address at the annual Christian Democratic Union conference at Karlsruhe on 15 November, Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to stand up for Christian values more resolutely. Chancellor Merkel said she was taking the debate on Muslim immigration in Germany, which has been in the headlines for weeks, very seriously. "It isn't that we have too much Islam, but rather too little Christianity. We have too few discussions about the Christian concept of humanity, about the values which guide us and about our Judaeo-Christian traditions. We must once again put them in first place and then we will achieve the consolidation that we need in our society."