Grupės ir aplinkos / Groups and Environments 2010, nr. 2

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    Conceptual framework of India-inspired new religious movements in Slovakia
    [Indijos religijos įkvėptų naujųjų religinių judėjimų Slovakijoje konceptuali struktūra]
    research article
    Deák, Dušan
    Grupės ir aplinkos, 2010, nr. 2, p. 227-230
    New religious movements (NRMs) challenge societies all over the world. Several NRMs have found their inspiration in Indian religious ideas and practices or, via Indian teachers, have been directly connected to them. This subproject examined the challenges posed by the Indian religious ideas and practices brought by NRMs to post-Communist Slovakia. Employing the historical perspective to assess the degree of their spread in the country combined with the ethnographic approach to present-day followers of particularly chosen NRMs, the subproject aimed to extend knowledge about those people who claim that Indian religious ideas and practices considerably influence their lives.
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    Vissarion and Anastasia movements in Lithuania
    [Visariono ir Anastasijos judėjimai Lietuvoje]
    research article
    Grupės ir aplinkos : tarpdisciplininis mokslo darbų leidinys = Groups and environments : interdisciplinary research studies. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 2010, nr. 2, p. 213-218
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    Subcultural dynamics of theosophical groups in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
    [Subkultūrinė teosofinių grupių dinamika Estijoje, Latvijoje ir Lietuvoje]
    research article
    Stasulane, Anita
    Grupės ir aplinkos, 2010, nr. 2, p. 219-226
    Daugavpils University researchers contributed to the comparative analysis of the subcultural groups in Eastern and Central Europe by first considering the social adaptation of the theosophical groups, which is a quality of their relationship with the larger society, and, second, by identifying the values which determine the different activities (culture, education and politics) carried out by the theosophical groups. Having modelled the subcultural dynamics resulting from the reconfiguration of values and beliefs in different theosophical groups, the researchers established a pattern of reconfiguration of values and beliefs. This model reveals the important mechanisms present in the processes of forming those subcultural groups which are based on a particular doctrine.
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    Society and lifestyles project recommendations for policy makers
    [Projekto „Visuomenė ir gyvenimo stiliai“ rekomendacijos socialinės politikos formavimui]
    research article
    Eriksonas, Linas (editor)
    Mckay, George (editor)
    Williams, Christopher (editor)
    Grupės ir aplinkos, 2010, nr. 2, p. 251-258
    The aim of the Society and Lifestyles: Towards Enhancing Social Harmonisation through Knowledge of Subcultural Communities SAL project was to increase knowledge on the values and beliefs of (and attitudes towards) various subcultural groups including lifestyle subcultures, different subgroups inside ethnic minority groups and groups of New religious movements in a wide range of mainly EU-member and Eastern and Central European states. The objective was to investigate subgroup differentiation, structures and processes and to determine the level of tolerance and intolerance towards these various subgroups whose non-conformity to mainstream social and/or religious norms is often perceived as posing a challenge to social harmonisation. Recommendations for policy makers are presented in this article (see Introduction to the SAL Research, p. 9).
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    Religious attitudes in Moldova : the Metropolitan Church of Bessarabia and the Baptist community
    [Religiniai požiūriai Moldovoje : Besarabijos metropolijos bažnyčia ir baptistų bendruomenė]
    research article
    Cojocaru, Natalia
    Sintov, Ruslan
    Grupės ir aplinkos, 2010, nr. 2, p. 233-247
    This chapter examines the history and present-day status of two religious and cultural groups in the Republic of Moldova: the Baptist community and the Metropolitan Church of Bessarabia. The lifestyle of the two communities will be discussed in terms of their members’ dominant values, beliefs, worldviews and behaviours. The article offers a brief analysis of the specific nature of communication and relationships, both inside and outside the groups, as well as the attitudes towards them by government organisations, the media and other religious groups in Moldova. Since the Metropolitan Church of Bessarabia (MCB) has broken away from the Metropolitan Church of Moldova (MCM), we also consider the conflict between the two Churches from a historical perspective by assessing its nature and effects both on believers and on the general image of Orthodoxy.
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