ANALYSIS OF THE MACEDONIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH HEADS’ ATTITUDES REGARDING RELIGIOUS VALUES IN RM AND EU

Hristina Ignatovska

Abstract


The operational religious values are measured through the practical implementation level of religious rights, religious freedoms, religious identity, religious tolerance, religious cohesion of the citizen of the Republic of Macedonia, as a state candidate compared to European Union. This research is mediated by scientific methods and techniques that are analyzing and interpreting the religious values. This is how we come to compare the religious values that are dominant in the Republic of Macedonia with those on European Union level. This part study extends the ‘Analysis of the Macedonian Orthodox Church heads’ attitudes regarding to religious values in RM and EU’ only as a part of a whole dissertation. Regarding the issue, selected MOC respondents give the most typical answer that says that religious values, despite the secularization of the European continent still have an impact which is reflected through the adoption of positive measures in respect of religious freedoms at communitarian level (although some member states diverge). Religious values have traditionally communitarian level of significance. Today they determine the democratic rights and freedoms, justice and equality, - which are building the exemplary principles of democracy, the rule of law and social justice.

This indicates that respondents are aware of the connection between the character of religious values on communitarian level of the Union through the aforementioned processes and conditions.

Key words: religious values, European union


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