Category Archives: Religion and civil society

Religions in Belarus: Declared Equality vs. Reality

Inspired by the report on religious restrictions that the Pew Research Centre released in April, I have written an article about the situation in Belarus. The article looks at how the authorities struggle to reconcile the religious diversity with the right … Continue reading

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Religion and the Social Protest in Belarus

Yesterday I attended the service at the Belarusian Greek-Catholic Church in London. The context, however, was rather disturbing – the Freedom Day celebrated on 25 March in Minsk turned into massive arrests and seizures of peaceful protesters. The priest from … Continue reading

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‘Ecumenical’ Birthday Party in Minsk

The Belarusian authorities often emphasise that the country is tolerant to all religions. Yet, this state-endorsed tolerance is not always straight away translated into practice, particularly with regards to Protestants. Yesterday I experienced how various Belarusian Christians can gather together … Continue reading

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The post-Soviet Challenge: Emerging Religious Diversity

How does Lithuania cope with an emerging religious diversity after regaining its independence? That is one of the questions Dr. Milda Alisauskiene,  Professor of Sociology at Vytautas Magnus University, raised in a podcast from  a series “The Religious Studies Project“. … Continue reading

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