Religion, migrants and social conflicts in Europe

Novaković, Nada and Radisavljević Ćiparizović, Dragana (2017) Religion, migrants and social conflicts in Europe. In: Religion in Contemporary Society: international scientific meeting almanac. Institute of Social Sciences ; Department of Education and Culture, Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Branicevo, Belgrade ; Pozarevac, pp. 171-195. ISBN 978-86-7093-198-5

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Current migrations in Europe are the result of numerous geostrategic, political, regional, local and individual causes. They are multidimensional phenomena, whose research requires an interdisciplinary approach. The work examines the social conflicts between the domestic and the settled population, especially those based on religious fundamentalism. Firstly, the most important characteristics of contemporary Christianity and Islam, as the most dominant religions in post-secular Europe are analyzed, described and explained. It points to their prevalence, basic values, and religious (non) tolerance. It is emphasized that the misunderstanding of these religions is often the cause of religious and other conflicts. Then the social conflicts in different environments and the place the religion has in them are explored. The authors proceed from the thesis that conflicts between the domestic population (regardless of religiosity) and contemporary migrants are the result of historical, cultural, political and other social factors. Conflicts in the name of religion are just one type of social conflict, which often conceals other causes. In short, the root causes of the conflict of the local population and migrants in the areas where the aforementioned religions are dominant are explored. The most important forms, dynamics and consequences of these conflicts are listed. It is concluded that religious conflicts and contemporary migrations are another factor in the crisis and (dis)integration of Europe.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Thematic conference proceedings of international significance held in Srebrno jezero (Veliko Gradiste), May 19 and 20 of 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europe, Christianity, Islam, migrants, conflicts
Institutional centre: Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 12:47
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2019 12:47

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