There is a stereotype that such former Soviet republics as Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are totally Orthodox. However, this statement is not entirely correct, as part of the population in these countries belong to many different churches, while a large part have rather eclectic religious and para-religious beliefs. In the case of Belarus, a major part of the population belongs to two Christian confessions, Orthodox and Catholic, while many other confessions and new religious movements also exist. Religious pluralism is a practical reality in Belarus which has the reputation of the most religiously tolerant post-Soviet country. Contemporary laws provide the legal basis for the tolerant relations in the country, and there is a historical tradition of religious tolerance in Belarus. Research data from the EVS studies and national surveys are used.
The Case of Belarus
Jeremy F. Walton and Piro Rexhepi
Discussions of religious pluralism habitually proceed from the ostensible ‘social fact’ of religious difference. Religious plurality is taken to define a plethora of contexts, ranging from medieval Iberia and the Ottoman Empire to India, Egypt
Topographies of Pluralism in Russia
Melissa L. Caldwell
interactions among these groups, with special focus on the forms of religious pluralism that have emerged, before contemplating whether there is space for unexpected forms of religious/political pluralism, especially those that are oriented to more civic
Charles H. Middleburgh
Islam and Global Dialogue: Religious Pluralism and the Pursuit of Peace, Roger Boase (ed.), foreword by HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal, Ashgate, London, 2005, £50.00, 330pp., ISBN 0-7546-5307-2.
Mariske Westendorp, Bruno Reinhardt, Reinaldo L. Román, Jon Bialecki, Alexander Agadjanian, Karen Lauterbach, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Kate Yanina DeConinck, Jack Hunter, Ioannis Kyriakakis, Magdalena Crăciun, Roger Canals, Cristina Rocha, Khyati Tripathi, Dafne Accoroni, and George Wu Bayuga
cosmos. Given the precarious state of our species, this may be the theology we need most of all. Jon Bialecki University of Edinburgh DARIEVA, Tsypylma, Florian MüHLFRIED, and Kevin TUITE, eds., Sacred Places, Emerging Spaces: Religious
A Critical Review of Religious Pluralism
From the 1980s onwards, much research has been carried out in order to analyze and compare the situation and the management of religious plurality in Western countries. While scholars in the social sciences of religion have seized on the question of plurality, those in migration studies have started to pay more and more attention to the religious dimension of migrants and their descent. Although macro-level plurality is more commonly investigated, internal religious plurality is of equal importance. This article provides a critical review of the various approaches of religious pluralism and emphasizes some under-investigated areas such as conflicts and internal plurality.
Philip McCosker and Ed Kessler
contempt’ against Jews and Judaism and offered a renewed vision of the continuing role of the Jewish people in God’s plan of salvation for all humanity. The fact that theologies of religious pluralism as well as comparative theologies now exist, not to
Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
takes us on a tour of less familiar Russian spaces where an interesting mix of religious communities and others are at work on various projects of social service and reform. Political and religious pluralism and progressivism appear in unexpected places
A Decade of Religion and Society
Sondra L. Hausner, Ruy Llera Blanes, and Simon Coleman
Memory, Epistemology, and Religious Pluralism This volume of Religion and Society is a special one. First, with this edition we celebrate our 10th anniversary. While our personnel have changed to some degree, 1 our remit has remained
Judaism and Political Theology
Alana M. Vincent
dialogue will note that I am here deliberately avoiding the standard typological vocabulary of exclusivism/inclusivism/pluralism developed by Alan Race, Christians and Religious Pluralism: Patterns in the Christian Theology of Religions , London 1983; and