Minority religion is the religion held by a minority of the population of a country, state, or region. Minority religions may have a stigma, that may, or may not be justified. An example of a stigma is using the term cult with its extremely negative connotations for certain new religious movements. People who belong to a minority religion may be subjected to discrimation and prejudice, especially when the religious differences correlate with ethnic differences.
This ideology evaluates all new religions in terms of their relationship to the Basic Law or Constitution and is buttressed by social structures that are capable of mobilizing the German Government, courts, church, and media.
Nevertheless, it is true that the mistreatment of minorityreligions is deeply rooted in German society.
In all cases the influence of the churches was cited as the main reason for not studying minorityreligions.
Every person belonging to a national minority shall have the right freely to choose to be treated or not to be treated as such and no disadvantage shall result from this choice or from the exercise of the rights which are connected to that choice.
Rashim Hid, a teacher at a minority primary school, was the object of a punitive transfer decision of the state-appointed secretary general of the region from the city of Xanthi to a mountain region of Rodopi for using the term Turkish school in a teachers meeting; an administrative investigation was launched at the same time.
The ministers of all known religions shall be subject to the same supervision by the State and to the same obligations toward it as those of the prevailing religion.
Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Want to know more? Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:
Press Releases |
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m