Christian values and Christian democracy are not things of the past but of the future, Tamás Menczer, the foreign ministry’s state secretary for information and international relations, said at a conference in Budapest. On the opening day of the Budapest Forum for Christian Communicators, Menczer said that an argument is being made in Europe today and worldwide that there is no need for Christian values, culture, or Christian democracy, because it is outdated. “But this claim is wrong”. “If something is valuable, it cannot be outdated.”
“Christianity, Christian values and Christian democracy are not things of the past but of the future,” Menczer said. He said important issues such as interpersonal relationships, the family and the nation must be addressed. Christian values, which give life a framework and direction, must be nurtured, he argued.