Title: The Belarusian Orthodox Church and Its Role in the Belarusian Regime
Authors: Avanesová, Maria
Citation: Acta Fakulty filozofické Západočeské univerzity v Plzni. 2021, č. 2, s. 1-15.
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Document type: článek
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11025/46464
ISSN: 1805-0364 (print)
2336-6346 (online)
Keywords: Bělorusko;Běloruská pravoslavná církev;Lukašenko;Rusko;Ruská pravoslavná církev
Keywords in different language: Belarus;Belarusian Orthodox Church;Lukashenko;Russia;Russian Orthodox Church
Abstract in different language: This text, conceived as an interpretative case study, deals with the role that the Belarusian Orthodox Church plays in the contemporary Belarusian regime. In light of the fact that the Belarusian Orthodox Church is an exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, the author will also look at whether the Belarusian Orthodox Church can actually be considered an instrument of Russian in Belarus. Within the research, the author will show that on the one hand, there are favorable conditions for the development of the Belarusian Orthodox Church. But on the other hand, although the state declares the de facto independence of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, any opposition activity on its part is seen as a threat to the state, which allows the state to interfere with its policy. This leads church organizations in such systems to become significantly weakened within this “cooperation with the state”, even though they have an influence on society and thus a legitimizing potential. As a result, the church is strongly dependent on the state and limited as an actor in civil society within the Belarusian regime. In addition, the author will also conclude in the study that it is difficult to consider the Belarusian Orthodox Church to be a tool of the Kremlin’s influence.
Rights: © CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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