Nov 21 - November 21, 2007 Religion - Major religions:...

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November 21, 2007 Religion - Major religions: Russian Orthodox Islam Judaism - Soviet regime – hostile to religion * historically – Russian Orthodoxy clerics complacent towards and profited from czarism * religion seen as a threat to political stability - direct rival of communist party - threatened loyalty and obedience to party and state - gave up trying to eliminate religion during Stalin’s regime however – delivered message of atheism -discouraged ppl from religion - faith in God described as antiquated and antiscientific - limited training of new clerics Russian Orthodoxy: - tolerated by state but Many churches museums Working churches in disrepair located in out of the way places Permission of state needed for fundraising or new congregation Admitting religious faith could end carrer Efforts were not successful Islam: - second largest in number - most troublesome – antireligion policies could antagonize foreign Islamic countries - similar treatment to Russian Orthodoxy
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2009 for the course GEOGRAPHY 182 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at UWO.

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