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Protests in Cetinje

The enthronement of the new Metropolitan  of Montenegro and the Littoral of the Serbian Orthodox Church,  Joanikije, was a central topic not only in Montenegro but also in the region. On one side, believers gathered in Podgorica, while on the other, protesters gathered against the decision to enthrone the Metropolitan in the Cetinje Monastery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YVyx5rpkyE

2021-09-14T22:23:08+00:00September 14th, 2021|video en|0 Comments

Inserts from the “Vicinities” talk show on the topic of the connection between religions and the state

Video inserts from the archives of the “Vicinities” talk show in which we spoke about the topic of separation between religion and the state. You can watch the whole show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN6YNsSHIa4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS1gywrz-HI

2021-09-14T22:20:30+00:00September 14th, 2021|video en|0 Comments

Jovo Martinovic, Podgorica: How a marriage of interest failed

It is paradoxical that the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro has managed what the civil sector, civic activists and the opposition have not in thirty years - created a critical mass for the first peaceful change of government in Montenegrin history. Jovo Martinović Few European countries, apart from Wojtyla and Wałęsa's Poland, have had this

2021-09-14T22:20:00+00:00September 14th, 2021|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments

Ilir Kulla, Tirana: Distance and Respect

If the Western Balkans continue like this, we will provide assistance to the “Lebanonisation” of the region.  Ilir Kulla The Western Balkans States are in a very particular multi-faith reality. Due to the Ottoman Empire era, in the Western Balkans region, you find local religious communities which are a part of a multi-panorama. Local ethnic

2021-09-14T22:19:39+00:00September 14th, 2021|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments

Jelena Jorgacevic, Belgrade: A secular country benefits everyone

It seems that the church hierarchy, embodied in somewhat younger bishops who understand how the world and society function today and led by the patriarch, knows what it wants - an escape from the political arena, support and cooperation with the authorities, but far from the Byzantine model of the symphony. However, given the relations

2021-09-14T22:19:15+00:00September 14th, 2021|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments

Aleksandar Spasenovski, Skopje: Forced consensus

Unlike today's international standards, where due to the concept of separation of state and religious communities, the path of pluralism is open, in Orthodox countries there is a tendency for greater rapprochement (merging) of the state and the church government. Aleksandar Spasenovski The visit of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Ukraine, as well as the

2021-09-14T22:18:52+00:00September 14th, 2021|Vicinities chronicles|0 Comments
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