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AZERBAIJAN: 34 fines for “illegal” religious meeting

Felix Corley 23/12/2016
34 attendees at an "illegal" home meeting for worship on the most sacred annual observance for Jehovah's Witnesses were fined nearly a year's official minimum wage. The leader of a Sunni mosque in Baku forcibly closed in July has failed to overturn his fine.

Faith or Tradition: the Armenian Apostolic Church and Community-Building in Armenia and Nagorny Karabakh

15/10/2016
Abstract   It is no secret that the Armenian Apostolic Church (AAC) is closely connected with Armenian nationality and Armenian states (Armenia ...

The Constitutional amendments and the Freedom of religion or belief

Stepan Danielyan 15/10/2016
The Constitutional amendments adopted on the basis of the referendum held on December 6, 2015. Those amendments give rise to ...

Human Rights in Armenia in 2015

15/10/2016
The REPORT has been drawn up by Helsinki Committee of Armenia in cooperation with Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression (The Right to Freedom of Speech Section), Collaboration for Democracy Centre (Freedom of Conscience and Religion Section) and Armenian Innocence Project (Issues of Life-termers subsection) non-governmental organizations.

Introduction to teaching specifics of “Armenian Church History” subject at public schools of Armenia

Hovhannes Hovhannisyan 10/10/2016
From 2002 a subject titled “Armenian Church History” was introduced into the public schools of Armenia and started to be ...

Spiritual power in the context of secular values

Samvel Mayilyan 07/10/2016
Word and refuse the disgraceful strategies. In case of such a strategy, some employees may jeopardize their reputation, for serving in various religious traditions they often face opposing opinions, but that is the narrow gate and the cross which faithful servants must carry.

Traditional religion and political power: Examining the role of the church in Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and Moldova

26/06/2016
[Cover of Traditional religion and political power: Examining the role of the church in Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and Moldova] Adam Hug ...