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News Romania » Religion: Religious freedom edict from centuries ago resonate today

News channel or source: http://www.idahostatesman.com/living/religion/article201965504.html
Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

through all kinds of oppressions — including the 20th-century Romanian Communist regime, which sought to wipe out our religion. Many American UU congregations — including Boise — have a partner church in Transylvania, so the bonds of religious ...

News Romania » Religion: Romanian debut film about sexual intimacy wins top prize at Berlin film festival

News channel or source: http://www.france24.com/en/20180224-Berlin-cinema-docudrama-touch-me-not-gold-film-festival
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

Romanian director Adina Pintilie said she had not expected ... for best actor for his role as a drug addict who tries to kick his habit with the help of religion in Cedric Kahn's "La priere" (The Prayer). And Ana Brun received the best actress award ...

News Romania » Religion: Movie illuminates pastor's religious struggles

News channel or source: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ramona-sentinel/entertainment/sd-cm-ram-movie-tortured-for-christ-20180214-story.html
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

In 1945, when the Communists seized Romania and attempted to take control of the churches ... Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world today. Voice of the Martyrs supports those who choose to believe that Jesus is the son of God, whether ...

News Romania » Religion: 'Touch Me Not' wins Golden Bear top prize at Berlin film festival

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-berlin-awards/touch-me-not-wins-golden-bear-top-prize-at-berlin-film-festival-idUSKCN1G80VF
Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

Romanian director Adina Pintilie said she had not expected ... for best actor for his role as a drug addict who tries to kick his habit with the help of religion in Cedric Kahn’s “La priere” (The Prayer). “I prayed a lot to receive a bear ...

News Romania » Religion: Romania’s “Witch Tax”: Magic Meets Bureaucracy

News channel or source: http://religiondispatches.org/romanias-witch-tax-magic-meets-bureaucracy/
Publication date: uesday 25 January 2011

On January 1, Romania implemented new tax codes that, among other changes, added the occupation of “witch” to the nation’s labor codes. Those charging clients for tarot readings, curses, and blessings must now pay a 16 percent income tax and make ...

News Romania » Religion: Romania's costly passion for building churches

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23420668
Publication date: uesday 06 August 2013

Many people were simply forced out of religion during communist times Liviu Andreescu, Scholar Recipient of an IMF bailout in 2009 and one of the poorest countries in the EU, Romania gives millions of euros to the Orthodox Church every year. From central ...

News Romania » Religion: How Islamist Extremism Destroyed a Bosnian Family

News channel or source: http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/how-islamic-extremism-destroyed-a-bosnian-family-02-13-2018
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

“In my family, we did not practice religion until the war,” Pecenkovic recalls ... Outdated equipment and underinvestment are undermining Romania's hopes of becoming one of Europe's biggest energy exporters and a regional energy hub.

News Romania » Religion: Reader Opinion: Bring it to lakes area

News channel or source: http://www.brainerddispatch.com/opinion/letters/4406977-reader-opinion-bring-it-lakes-area
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

For many, many years, Lutheran Pastor Richard Wurmbrand and Sabrina Wurmbrand weren't afforded that luxury living in Romania when the Communists took over the country and made atheism the nation religion. Richard spent 13 years in prison, beat, tortured ...

News Romania » Religion: A Casualty on Romania's Road Back From Atheism

News channel or source: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/03/world/europe/a-casualty-on-romanias-road-back-from-atheism.html
Publication date: Saturday 02 July 2005

A return to religion in Romania and the region's other formerly Communist countries has in many places outrun the speed at which the church can screen and train clergy, leaving institutions like the monastery at Tanacu in the hands of poorly educated young ...

News Romania » Religion: ‘Isle of Dogs’, ‘Touch Me Not’ among top winners at Berlin Film Festival

News channel or source: https://scroll.in/reel/869936/isle-of-dogs-touch-me-not-among-top-winners-at-berlin-film-festival
Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

The 68th Berlin Film Festival awarded its highest honour, the Golden Bear, to the Romanian movie Touch Me Not on Sunday ... The French actor plays a heroin addict who turns to religion to overcome addiction. The best screenplay award was given to Alonso ...