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Biserica Ortodoxă Română – actor al guvernanţei europene
The Romanian Orthodox Church – actor in the European governance

Author(s): Raluca Dima
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fundaţia »Societatea Civilă« (FSC)
Keywords: European governance; secularization; Romanian Orthodox Church; civil society; religious pluralism

Summary/Abstract: Following two levels of expres-sion, European and national/local, this paper examines the instru-ments and resources that the Romanian Orthodox Church can use in order to fulfill its role as an actor in the European govern-ance. The text is structured in three parts: the first part presents the framework in which the Churches operate, as actors of the European governance, the mechanisms and reactions involved; the second part exam-ines the Romanian Orthodox Church's presence at the Euro-pean level (ROC’s Representation in Brussels, the tasks performed within the Conference of Euro-pean Churches and the interrela-tion between the two forms of representation), while the third part scrutinizes ROC’s behavior at the national/local level of gov-ernance: the topic related to a coherent articulation of a view about its presence in society, the necessary conditions for building a partnership with the state, the other Churches and the laity.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 146
  • Page Range: 55-64
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Romanian