Orthodoxy prohibition

  1. Subject
  2. 1945
  3. 1990
  4. English
    1. Orthodoxy prohibition refers to the period of Communism in former Yugoslavia, lasting for four and a half decade (1945–1990), prohibiting any instances of Orthodoxy practice. Suppression of religion were common actions by the ruling Communist Party, justified by the notion that religion highlights differences among the united Yugoslavia nations and advocates nationalism and chauvinism. A complete secularization of public life was performed – Religious Education was abolished from schools and religious content expelled from textbooks. People were even prohibited to celebrate the greatest Christians holidays – Christmas and Easter. In addition, atheism and criticism of religion were promoted.