Religion and freedom in Montenegro

Bakrač, Vladimir and Blagojević, Mirko (2013) Religion and freedom in Montenegro. Religija i tolerancija, 11 (19). pp. 61-70. ISSN 1451-8759 eISSN 1821-3545

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In this paper we intend to look back at three most common religions in Montenegro (the Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church and the Islamic Religious Community) from the point of tolerance, emphasizing the influence of religion on the development of tolerance since 1991. Therefore, after the revitalization of religion and the collapse of socialism in these regions in the early nineties, there comes to frantic suffering of the tolerance by returning the religion on the social scene and the freedom of religion – guaranteed by the Edict of Milan so that everyone can be a follower of any religion they want. Therefore, the true freedom of religion has been returned but the inter-religious tolerance has been abolished. In the second part of the paper, the role, importance and meaning of the religion after the restoration of independence in 2006 are emphasized. Also, it is noticeable that the registration of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church in 2000 greatly influences the spirit of tolerance among the Orthodox population in Montenegro. In this section we briefly analyzed some legal norms regulating the legal status of religious communities and their relation with the state.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: freedom, orthodoxy, religion, church-state, tolerance, secularization, revitalization of religion, sloboda, pravoslavlje, religija, crkva-država, tolerancija, sekularizacija, revitalizacija religije.
Institutional centre: Centre for sociological research and anthropological research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2022 17:32
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2022 17:32

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