Freedom of Religion Or Belief. Anti-Sect Movements and State Neutrality: A Case Study: Fecris. 12. Jahrgang (2012), Issue 2

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Danny Schäfer, Corinna Schwarzer
LIT Verlag Münster, 2012 - Religion - 224 pages
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The European Federation of Centers of Research and Information on Sectarianism (FECRIS) unites 25 European organizations to fight against minorities of religion or beliefs that they label as sects. This book focuses on the FECRIS member associations in five European countries: France, the cradle of laicite; Austria and Germany, where public powers and dominant churches lead a common struggle against sects; and Serbia and Russia, two Orthodox countries in which FECRIS member associations include Orthodox missionary departments. Can their activities be reconciled with the public funding granted to FECRIS and its affiliates, as well as the international standards to guarantee freedom of religion and belief? This is the question addressed in this volume. (Series: Religion - State - Society / Religion - Staat - Gesellschaft. Journal for the Study of Beliefs and Worldviews)
 

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Contents

Introduction
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FECRIS and its Affiliates in France The French Fight against the Capture
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FECRIS and its Affiliate in Austria State and Mainline Religions against
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