Religious Education, European Citizenship and Religious Pluralism

Islamic Education – The Case of Romania
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Part of the Wiener Beiträge zur Islamforschung book series (WSI)

Abstract

Romania is a European country with a Christian-Orthodox religious majority and a religiosity that is actively present in the public sphere, a reflection of its lower degree of secularization compared with that of the advanced secularized space of Western European societies, as well as most of Central Europe. The evolution and development of contemporary Romanian society, especially in the last two decades, is generating a re-thinking of the entire socio-political and economic systems of the country. The institutional and legislative changes that came along with Romania’s integration into the Euro-Atlantic sphere, especially after Romania joined the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 2004 and the European Union (EU) in 2007, had a decisive influence on the functional democratic development of Romanian society.

Keywords

Migration Europe Neral Syria Turkey 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Orthodox TheologyUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania

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