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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Christian Democratic Party of Norway
The Christian Democrats follow their European counterparts in many ways, arguing that the state should care for its citizens but not get otherwise economically involved.
The Christian Democratic Party feels that immigrants who do not adopt the values are not likely to contribute positively to the United Kingdom and should not be encouraged to stay.
Christian Democratic Party's view is that if a "guest worker is paying taxes for at least 12 months he should get benefits.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Christian-Democratic-Party-of-Norway   (1784 words)

  Christian Democrats (Sweden) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Christian Democrats (Kristdemokraterna) is a political party in Sweden.
The party was founded in the 1960s but did not enter parliament until 1985 in an electoral alliance with the Centre Party and on their own accord in 1991.
Ideologically it is a Nordic Christian Democrat party, having a big part of their voter base among those who belong to free churches - Methodists, Baptists, etc. These churches have many followers in Småland, which is the region where the party is strongest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_Democrats_(Sweden)   (171 words)

 Christian Democratic Party - Home Page
Mr Green added, “that he believe that now is not the time for the Christian Community to drop the baton on the next generation but to stand up and be counted as we fight to keep the ancient boundaries stones in place.
Looking ahead to the next four years, the Christian Democratic Party is well positioned with our two Upper House Members Fred Nile and Gordon Moyes, to inform the Christian community of the slightest move by the Greens Party to introduce anti-Christian, anti-family legislation.
It also adopted a Christian Immigration Policy that called for a top priority for persecuted Christians to be accepted as immigrants whilst implementing a Ten Year Moratorium on Muslim immigration, to replace Muslim immigrants with Christian immigrants.
www.cdp.org.au /main.asp   (1234 words)

What Christian democracy is was authoritatively laid down by Pope Leo XIII in his Encyclical "Graves de communi" wherein it is declared to be the same as "popular Catholic action".
Christian democracy is the ensemble of Catholic doctrine, organization, and action in the field of popular social questions, i.
On this foundation Christian democracy, emerging from the present crisis, will develop its vast programme for the moral and material redemption of the people, and will be one of the grandest and most fortunate applications of the programme of Pius X, "to restore all things in Christ".
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04708a.htm   (1597 words)

 Christian Democratic parties of Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Christian Democratic parties are an important part of the European political landscape.
The vigor of Christian Democratic parties across Europe is in opposition to state secularism of socialist parties.
The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Germany is also a political union of very diverse issues and groups that are not tied to a single religious denomination.
www.christian-democrat.net /papers/CDE1.htm   (1117 words)

 Metaforum.it > Enrico Berlinguer - Biografia From Wikipedia
He was the first cousin of Francesco Cossiga (who was a leader of the Italian Christian Democrats and later became a President of the Italian Republic), and both were relatives of Antonio Segni, another Christian Democrat leader and President of the Republic.
On March 16, 1978, Aldo Moro, President of the Christian Democratic Party, was kidnapped by the Red Brigades, an ultra-justify terrorist group, on the day that the new government was going to be sworn in in front of parliament.
Within a decade of his death the Soviet Union, the Christian Democrats and the PCI all disappeared, transforming Italian politics beyond recognition.
www.metaforum.it /berlinguer/wikipedia_berlinguer.htm   (1502 words)

 Germany: Christian Democrats mount racist campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The former CDU minister Christian Schwarz-Schilling and the executive member of the Jewish community Michel Friedmann (CDU) are quoted as decrying "the intensification of emotions with regard to the issue of immigration".
The immediate form of the crisis in the Christian Democratic Union is the continual threat by its sister party in Bavaria, the Christian Social Union, to end its coalition with the CDU and emerge as an independent right-wing party on a national basis.
The situation has been especially desperate for the Christian Democrats in Holland, a party that governed for seven decades and was frequently able to win over 50 percent of the vote.
www.wsws.org /articles/1999/feb1999/cdu-f12.shtml   (2093 words)

 Christian News, Updated Daily - Christian Today > The Pope & Christian Democrats call for Strong Christian Convictions ...
Christian News, Updated Daily - Christian Today > The Pope & Christian Democrats call for Strong Christian Convictions in EU Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes', and your 'No', 'No'.
Ingo Friedrich, Chairman of the Christian Democratic Protestant Association in Bavaria and one of the Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament, representing the Christian Democrats in Europe, insisted their demand that outspoken Christians - similar to Buttiglione - must be included in a renewed proposal for the EU-Commission.
Friedrich, Chairman of the Christian Democratic Protestant Association accused leftist groups in the EU-Parliament of an “intolerable ignorance of the Christian faith”.
www.christiantoday.com /news/europe/the.pope.christian.democrats.call.for.strong.christian.convictions.in.eu/398.htm   (831 words)

 Christians for NATO mission statement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Christian Democratic parties have their roots in the Rerum Novarum and the Catholic, written by Pope Pope Leo XIII in 1891 as a counter to the socialist movement in Europe and also the exploitation of the working classes by factory owners.
Christian Democrat principles ARE NOT socialism and oppose both socialism and unfettered capitalism.
The values of Christian Democrats - freedom, democracy, human rights, world peace, development with equity, and respect for the environment, and that Christians are called public service.
www.christian-democrat.net /mission.htm   (597 words)

 J.J. Bennett - Politics & More: Christian Democrats?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Democrats have traditionally been the party that favors social programs (such as welfare), and the party that thinks the government should give aid to the poor.
Democrats emphasize not only personal responsibility, but *social* responsibility, which is not only the core of Christian beliefs, but of democracy itself.
I agree with you, Christians are not to live their lives with the primary focus of acquiring wealth.
jjbennett.blogspot.com /2005/01/christian-democrats.html   (3638 words)

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Christian economic conservatives believed in the goals, all of them, of their liberal brothers and sisters.
The Christian democrats socialized medicine, placing the state in the role of the priest and patriarch.
Christian democrats were full of platitudes from the Bible that got in the way of utility.
www.johnmarkreynolds.com /2004/12/death-of-holland-and-christian.html   (736 words)

 thoughts: Comment on Christian Republicans vs. Christian Democrats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Democrats also support the right of a pregnant women to walk into a clinic and have her 21 week unborn child's brain stem cut and call it a womens right to healthcare.
Democrats support the removal and banishment of public exhibits of the Ten Commandments in the name of Separation of Church and State.
Christian's primary purpose for living on earth is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to others.
www.monkeyouttanowhere.com /cgi-bin/mt-comments.cgi?entry_id=1203   (2809 words)

 Chairman Hawk's Christian Democratic Party Thread
It is the position of the Christian Democratic Party that acknowledging the existence of God in public life is not tantamount to the establishment of a state church, and that our laws are derived at least in part from the Holy Bible.
The Christian Democratic Party believes that no stone should be left unturned in finding life-saving cures to seemingly incurable diseases, and so therefore supports embryonic stem cell research both in the private sphere, as well as that funded by government.
Marriage is between a man and a woman, therefore the Christian Democratic Party opposes all efforts to legalize gay marriage, and we oppose gay adoption as we believe it is absolutely essential to the child's well-being that he or she grows up with a father and a mother.
www.uselectionatlas.org /FORUM/index.php?topic=41885.30   (1707 words)

 El Salvador THE CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS: A CENTRIST ALTERNATIVE? - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural ...
The PCN began as a splinter group from the Christian Democratic Party (Partido Democrata Cristiano--PDC), which eventually became the leading opponent of the PCN and a major force for peaceful change in the Salvadoran system.
The Christian Democrats' occasional use of the words revolution or revolutionary to describe their vision of social reform invoked in the minds of large landowners and businessmen images of Castro's Cuba, a prospect they would go to any lengths to avoid in El Salvador.
The PDC condemned the red-baiting engaged in by Sanchez and the PCN, even though many Christian Democrats differed with some of the proposals made by Castillo, such as establishing relations with Cuba and broadening ties with other communist countries.
workmall.com /wfb2001/el_salvador/el_salvador_history_the_christian_democrats_a_centrist_alternative.html   (1529 words)

 Coalition Calculus Clouds German Election (phillyBurbs.com)
BERLIN - The countdown clock at the Christian Democratic Union's headquarters confidently proclaimed "another 23 days until the change." The party of conservative challenger Angela Merkel is indeed well ahead of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats.
But Germany's Sept. 18 election is more uncertain than it looks - because the Christian Democrats and their pro-business allies, the Free Democrats, could together fall short of the 50 percent they would need to be sure of calling the shots.
Schroeder's Social Democrats were at 31 percent; their governing partner, the Greens, had 8 percent; and the new Left Party, an alliance of ex-communists and Social Democrat defectors, 9 percent.
www.phillyburbs.com /pb-dyn/news/89-08272005-533126.html   (798 words)

 CNN - Heat still on Germany's Christian Democrats despite Kohl resignation - January 19, 2000
BERLIN -- Despite Helmut Kohl's dramatic resignation from his post as honorary chairman of the Christian Democratic Union party, prosecutors are keeping up the pressure -- announcing Wednesday that they've searched the apartments of two former aides suspected of helping Kohl run secret party accounts.
The two former aides -- Hans Terlinden, a former official at the Christian Democrats' headquarters in Bonn, and Horst Weyrauch, the party's former tax adviser -- are suspected of complicity.
Former German president Roman Herzog, a Christian Democrat and a member on a party-appointed panel to clear up the scandal, urged his party to clear up all suspicions and warned of a loss of public confidence in politicians.
archives.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/europe/01/19/germany.scandal.01   (755 words)

 Germany-Election, 1st Writethru   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A Social Democratic official who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue, confirmed the meeting would take place after both parties met with their traditional allies first.
Voters ousted Schroeder's ruling coalition of Social Democrats and Greens on Sunday, but withheld a majority from the Christian Democrats and their partners, the pro-business Free Democrats.
Guenther Beckstein - interior minister in the state of Bavaria and a member of the Christian Social Union, the Christian Democrats' sister party - agreed that the coalition was the way forward.
www.cbc.ca /cp/world/050920/w092026.html   (539 words)

 Christian Democrats regroup
In his convention speech, he said the Christian Democrats must stay united behind their core values – the free market, European unity, law and order and a commitment to social justice rooted in Christianity.
He promised to make the Christian Democrats a strong opposition to the new center-left government led by the Social Democrats, which won the elections on a promise to fight unemployment.
The Christian Democrats are only beginning the debate on their future after their election defeat.
www.recordonline.com /1998/11/08/germany8.htm   (408 words)

 German Christian Democrats Vow to Fight on Against £14m Corruption Fine
The penalty was imposed after revelations that the Hessen branch of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) had transferred £6m in undisclosed donations to secret offshore accounts in the late 1990s.
Since the money that was due to the party has already been distributed among its rivals, a victory would bring the Christian Democrats a huge windfall at a time when their political fortunes are riding high.
It was repeatedly alleged that the Christian Democrats had hushed up the contributions to hide the fact that they were made in return for favours either promised or received.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/2-11-2003-35356.asp   (619 words)

 Corruption Scandal Shakes Germany´s Christian Democrats
The Christian Democratic Party (CDU) which until the endof 1999 appeared to be the most solid and united bourgeois party inEurope and given the difficulties for Schröder´s"red-green" coalition had appeared to be close to a return to power,suddenly saw its popular support shrink from day to day.
Being founded in1946 as a merger of various bourgeois parties and tendencies that hadexisted in the pre-Hitler Weimar Republic, the CDU has managed morethan any other of their sister parties to maintain popular supportand win all but two out of 14 general elections since 1949.
It is true that the charges concerned amount to "peanuts"in comparison with the systematic money-laundering and breach of thelaw by the Kohl apparatus, and it is also true that Social Democraticleaders are "cheaper" than Christian Democrats, but ordinary workersand labour movement activists expect "their" leaders to be differentfrom the bourgeois politicians.
www.newyouth.com /archives/westerneurope/germany/corruption_scandal_christian_dems_20000314.asp   (909 words)

 Christian Century: Democrats in defeat ponder 'values gap'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
As Democrats collected themselves following Senator John Kerry's defeat this month, many said their biggest challenge would be narrowing the "values gap" that sent many voters into President Bush's column.
But if one is talking about traditional "religious" conversation, then political observers, including many Democrats, say the larger problem for the party is its reluctance--or inability--to talk about faith with voters in a meaningful way, especially in Bush-friendly states.
On policy, conservatives say the Democrats simply did not have a platform that appealed to churchgoing voters who were galvanized by gay marriage, abortion and faith in the public square.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1058/is_24_121/ai_n8702454   (932 words)

 German opposition shifts campaign focus after Schroeder surge
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of the Social Democrats Party (L) and Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union party and candidate for chancellor of the conservative opposition, pose in Berlin prior the taping of a television debate to be broadcast later in the day.
Forced on to the offensive, the Christian Democrats pledged their support to the beleaguered Kirchhof and warned that a coalition of the Social Democrats, Greens and former communists was a growing possibility.
The Christian Democrats will focus on their twin themes of cutting unemployment, which hovers around the five-million mark, and stimulating economic growth in a bid to win the support of undecided voters.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=69974   (842 words)

 Christian Democrats (Finland) - ArtPolitic Encyclopedia of Politics : Information Portal
The Christian Democrats or Kristillisdemokraatit is a political party in Finland.
The party was founded in 1958, chiefly of the Christian faction of the Conservative National Coalition Party.
The Christian Democrats have a tendency of forming alliances other parties during elections.
www.artpolitic.org /infopedia/ch/Christian_Democrats_(Finland).html   (166 words)

 Fanfani, Amintore on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A noted scholar, he held several cabinet posts after World War II and was secretary of the Christian Democratic party from 1954 to 1959.
He was premier in 1954, 1958-59, 1960-63 (twice), 1982-83, and 1987; in 1962 he succeeded in reorganizing his cabinet to include the Social Democrats, thus inaugurating an “opening to the left” in Italian politics.
In 1973, he resigned from that post to again become secretary of the Christian Democrats, but he returned to the senate in 1976 and was its president for six more years.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/F/Fanfani.asp   (300 words)

 All Things Considered (NPR): Analysis: Germany's Christian Democrats gain a major victory in yesterday's regional ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Analysis: Germany's Christian Democrats gain a major victory in yesterday's regional election in Saxony-Anhalt; results regarded as a `no confidence' vote for ruling Social Democrats
Voters in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt handed the Christian Democrats a resounding victory in yesterday's regional election.
The outcome is widely regarded as a vote of `no confidence' in the Social Democrats, the party of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:52485852&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (216 words)

 Corruption scandal shakes Germany´s Christian Democrats
The Christian Democratic Party (CDU) which until the end of 1999 appeared to be the most solid and united bourgeois party in Europe and given the difficulties for Schröder´s "red-green" coalition had appeared to be close to a return to power, suddenly saw its popular support shrink from day to day.
There is the case of former deputy minister Holger Pfahls (who used to be the right hand of the former Bavarian Christian Democratic leader Strauss) who is being searched by the law enforcement authorities on a warrant of arrest.
The scandal around Kohl and the CDU has meant a breathing space for the Social Democrats who shortly after their takeover of office in autumn 1998 had lost in virtually every regional election in 1999.
www.marxist.com /Europe/germany_kohl_scandal.html   (1129 words)

 Christian Democrats support non-government Christian education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
NSW MP, Gordon Moyes MLC said, “The Christian Democratic Party supports the priority education issues of the Catholic Education Commission and Christian Schools Australia which were presented to the political parties for the NSW election.
Recently we stood against the Australian Democrats’ amendment in the Upper House in December to remove the exclusion of religious schools and Churches from the Anti-discrimination Act 1977 section 56D.
In rallies all across the state, in every electorate, I have actually argued for increasing the funding cap to Christian schools beyond the 25% cap as the latest enrolments show that 32.8% of students in NSW attend private non-government schools.
www.christiandemocratic.org.au /fed/mr/030307.asp   (349 words)

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