Tag: Religion

Yazidis in Syria: Persecution of an Ethnoreligious Minority

The Yazidi people are a small, monotheistic ethnoreligious minority who have lived primarily in the Nineveh Province of Iraq and the Al-Jazira region of Syria for centuries (MERI). Although the Yazidi people practice monotheism, their religion has been long misunderstood by members of other religions. One of the central figures in the Yazidi faith, Melek Taus, or the “Peacock Angel” in… Read more →

Blog Post 2 – The Church and Anti-Communist Resistance in Poland – Marta Maliszewska

In order to look at the change in religiosity in Poland now, I thought it would be important to first look at the history of the Roman Catholic church in Poland and determine why so many people were loyal to it in the first place. I’ve found that Poland remains such a religiously homogeneous country in large part because of… Read more →

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Poland and the Roman Catholic Church: Brewing Tension? – Marta Maliszewska

Poland is often thought of as a very religious country, with most of its citizens being followers of the Roman Catholic church. A poll done by Poland’s national statistics office in 2018 revealed that around 92% of Poles consider themselves Catholic, 81% believe in God, and 70% pray at least once weekly.  According to a survey done by Pew Research… Read more →