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Miejsce krzyża w przestrzeni publicznej – analiza wybranych debat
The Place of the Cross in the Public Space – Analysis of Selected Public Debates

Author(s): Magdalena Kozub-Karkut, Dagmara Głuszek-Szafraniec
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Media studies, Crowd Psychology: Mass phenomena and political interactions, Present Times (2010 - today), Sociology of Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Catholic Church; state and religion; public sphere; crucifix;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to present the public discourse on the presence of a cross in the Polish parliament, which began after the parliamentary elections in 2011. At this time a group of the party Ruch Poparcia Palikota (RPP) submitted to the Marshal of the Sejm a request for its removal from the chamber. The article presents selected topics from the debate, focusing mainly on the arguments presented in the proposal and expertise of the Parliamentary Research Bureau and the arguments formulated in “Gazeta Wyborcza” newspaper, where they are presented as a continuation of the debate only initiated in the parliament, and then transferred to the media. Parliamentary debate took place only in one area – the political rivalry between the parties – while in the media appeared topics initiated by other institutions than the parties, i.e. educational institutions, public administration institutions and private individuals.

  • Issue Year: 49/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 45-64
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish