Tag: Church Property

Behind Montenegro’s 2019 Law on Religious Freedom and Institutions
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Politics

Behind Montenegro’s 2019 Law on Religious Freedom and Institutions

ελληνικά | српски [This article assesses Montenegro’s controversial religion legislation approved by parliament in December, 2019.] The main subject of the Montenegrin law is ownership of religious property. Although every single article of the law has legal deficiencies, the most significant problems are presented in Articles 62 and 63. These two articles state that three categories…

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The Complexity and Duplicity of Deciphering the New Ukrainian Law on Religion
Religion and Politics

The Complexity and Duplicity of Deciphering the New Ukrainian Law on Religion

The problem of conversions between religious communities has existed in Ukraine  since the late 1980s and early 1990s,  when the country was struggling for independence and its religious map was being formed. The rise from the underground of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church (UGCC) raised questions about the restitution of property lost as a result of…

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