Ankunft der Bogomilen in Bosnien – “od Kulina bana i dobrijeh dana”

Das geflügelte Wort “od Kulina bana i dobrijeh dana – von Kulin Ban und besseren Tagen” spielt im Volksmund an den ersten Aufschwung eines unabhängigen bosnischen Königreichs Ende des 12. Jahrhunderts an. Einer brutalen päpstlichen Ausmerzungs-Kampagne zum Trotz gewährte damals Kulin Ban vielen Bogomilen aus Serbien und Dalmatien Zuflucht. Er

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Ankunft der Bogomilen in Bosnien – „od Kulina bana i dobrijeh dana“

Das geflügelte Wort “od Kulina bana i dobrijeh dana – von Kulin Ban und besseren Tagen” spielt im Volksmund an den ersten Aufschwung eines unabhängigen bosnischen Königreichs Ende des 12. Jahrhunderts an. Einer brutalen päpstlichen Ausmerzungs-Kampagne zum Trotz gewährte damals Kulin Ban vielen Bogomilen aus Serbien und Dalmatien Zuflucht. Er

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Why is Russia’s church backing Putin’s war?

The JERUSALEM POST

Opinion by Scott Kenworthy: Church-state history gives a clue

By THE CONVERSATION/REUTERS

Published: MARCH 22, 2022

Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, conducts a service on Orthodox Christmas at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia January 6, 2018.
(photo credit: MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS)

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church has defended Russia’s actions and blamed the conflict on the West.

Patriarch Kirill’s support for the invasion of a country where millions of people belong to his own church has led critics to conclude that Orthodox leadership has become little more than an arm of the state – and that this is the role it usually plays.

The reality is much more complicated. The relationship between Russian church and state has undergone profound historical transformations, not least in the past century – a focus of my work as a scholar of Eastern Orthodoxy. The church’s current support for the Kremlin is not inevitable or predestined, but a deliberate decision that needs to be understood.

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Maasai elders of Ngorongoro District

We are Maasai Elders from Northern Tanzania. Any day now, tens of thousands of our community could be evicted from our ancestral lands to make way for tourism and trophy hunting. Last time Avaaz raised the alarm,the President shelved the plan. So we urgently need you to stand with us again! Global public pressure can change our new President’s mind, but time is running out. Sign now to help us protect our lands!

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Dear friends,

We are Maasai elders from Northern Tanzania. Any day now tens of thousands of our community could be forced off our ancestral lands to make way for elite tourism and trophy hunting.

We urgently need your support.

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Mark Passio, slobodni istraživač, govornik i aktivista, priredio je ovu kratku video prezentaciju na protestu protiv zatvaranja od strane vlasti i obaveznih maski, održanom u Filadelfiji, 6.12.2020.

Krešimir Mišak – Na rubu Znanosti

Anita Kasalo

21. studeni 2021

🔴 Negativna dinamika situacije koju diktiramo osnovom krivih uvjerenja. To je vjerovanje da sam koncept vlasti nad drugima može na bilo koji način biti legitiman.

Vjerovanje u vlast je vjerovanje da neki ljudi imaju više prava od drugih. To je vjerovanje da pojedinci sa punim pravom mogu naređivati drugima. To je vjerovanje da su pojedinci punopravni gospodari, dok drugi imaju moralnu obvezu pokoravati se ovoj gospodarskoj klasi koja sebe naziva vlašću…

Prema bilo kojoj istinitoj definiciji, ono što TO zaista jest JE ROPSTVO‼️

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Vatican control of World Health Organization population policy

By Seán Mac Mathúna | 2002
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Ante Pavelić giving Nazi salute (far left) with Archbishop Alojzije Stepinac (far right) and other Catholic Church leaders. Not many people know about the Ustaše and its leader, Ante Pavelić. Before 1941, the organization was a radical fascist terrorist group. But when Axis powers invaded, it was given control of Croatia by the Nazis. They shared Hitler’s goal of ethnic cleansing. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)

During the Second World War in Yugoslavia, Catholic priests and Muslim clerics were willing accomplices in the genocide of the nation’s Serbian, Jewish and Roma population. From 1941 until 1945, the Nazi-installed regime of Ante Pavelic in Croatia carried out some of the most horrific crimes of the Holocaust (known as the Porajmos by the Roma), killing over 800,000 Yugoslav citizens – 750,000 Serbs, 60,000 Jews and 26,000 Roma. In these crimes, the Croatian Ustasha and Muslim fundamentalists were openly supported by the Vatican, the Archbishop of Zagreb Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac (1898-1960), and the Palestinian Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini. Many of the victims of the Pavelic regime in Croatia were killed in the war’s third largest death camp – Jasenovac, where over 200,000 people – mainly Orthodox Serbs met their deaths. Some 240,000 were “rebaptized” into the Catholic faith by fundamentalist Clerics in “the Catholic Kingdom of Croatia” as part of the policy to “kill a third, deport a third, convert a third” of Yugoslavia’s Serbs, Jews and Roma in wartime Bosnia and Croatia (The Yugoslav Auschwitz and the Vatican, Vladimar Dedijer, Anriman-Verlag, Freiburg, Germany, 1988).

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‘Christian Confrontations with the Holocaust’: THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CROATIA, THE VATICAN AND THE MURDER OF THE CROATIAN JEWS

Oxford Academic

MENACHEM SHELAH

Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Volume 4, Issue 3, 1989, Pages 323–339, https://doi.org/10.1093/hgs/4.3.323Published: 01 March 1989

Abstract

The ambivalent position of the Croatian Catholic Church towards the barbaric regime of murderers known as ‘The Independent Croatian State’ (1941–1945) determined that Church’s attitude to the murder of Croatia’s Jews.

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The Catholic Church must come clean—completely—about what it did to Native Americans

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June 30, 2021

A young woman takes part in a rally in Toronto June 6, 2021, after the remains of 215 children were on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School in May. For years Indigenous people in Canada have wanted an apology from the pope for the church’s role in abuse at Catholic-run residential schools. (CNS photo/Chris Helgren, Reuters)

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has helped all Canadians and First Nations communities grapple with the sorrowful realities of their nation’s colonial past, particularly the gruesome legacy of its residential schools for Indigenous children. Those schools, many administered by Catholic religious orders and intended to be engines of assimilation, became centers of despair and brutality.

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Accountability for the Roman Catholic Church’s Role in the Residential School System: Urgent Actions Needed Immediately

Canadian history

By Carling Beninger


Trigger Warning: This article discusses the residential school system and the Roman Catholic Church. The National Residential School Crisis Line is 1-866-925-4419.

In the 1880s, the Canadian federal government created the residential school system in an attempt to assimilate Indigenous children and destroy their Indigenous culture and traditions through cultural genocide. Residential schools were run by Christian churches, with the Roman Catholic Church operating 60% of the institutions. The last residential school closed in 1996.

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