Slovenian Military Chaplaincy and Religious Diversity

Gorazd Andrejc, George Wilkes

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Abstract

This study focuses on the the ways in which religious diversity features in and affects the activities, the structure and the attitudes of the military chaplaincy in the Slovenian Armed Forces (SAF). The chaplaincy's future is shaped by the fact that this is a post-Communist state with a historically Catholic majority affected by a vibrant conflict over secular-religious relationships, a conflict evoked in regular debate between the politically dominant parties of the Left and Right. This study illustrates how chaplaincy staff are affected by this polarization, and explores the extent to which their treatment of religious diversity supports their attempts to surmount the constraints placed on chaplaincy by the polarization they experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMilitary Chaplaincy in an Era of Religious Pluralism
Subtitle of host publicationMilitary–Religious Nexus in Asia, Europe, and USA
EditorsTorkel Brekke, Vladimir Tikhonov
Place of PublicationNew Delhi
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter2
ISBN (Print)9780199470747
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameReligion and democracy

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