Employing Sacral Architecture as a Strategic Political Tool

Church of Holy Trinity on mount Rumija

Sacral architecture can be a powerful political tool. If we consider the architecture of pro-ethnocentricity – that is to say architecture ‘for‘ – it is: big, remarkable, breathtaking, and visible from everywhere for everybody. On the other hand, architecture of anti-multiethnicity, or architecture ‘against‘ – is rather small, allowing it to pass unnoticed.

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Contemporary Inter–Religious Cooperation in the Danube–Balkan Region

Inter–religious cooperation considers common religious efforts and activities in solving various interdisciplinary problems. It is possible at least to indicate its theological, social, political and anthropological aspect. Theoretically and methodologically the concept is generally based on “unity of diversity” formula as an civilizational objective. One of the starting premises is to enrich dominant secular goals and approaches of the EU and states through promotion equal status of religious communities within civil society, despite strong presence and influence of states.

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