Situation in the Netherlands
of the Project
main task of the Religious
Situation in the Netherlands
is to develop the relationships between Russia and the Netherlands
in the religious sphere.
multiple cultural and educational projects related to Russian-Dutch
relationships help us better understand the lives of both states
and provide us with valuable cultural and social experience.
The role of religion in the formation of modern states is important
and this project's main goal is to emphasize this importance.
the fact that religious situation of both states developed in
different historical circumstances, one can speak of certain
similarities and possible points of connection of religious
lives in Russia and Netherlands. There are, of course, different
priorities and it might seem that the religious situations differ
significantly in both countries. However, if we turn our attention
to the modern religious situation in the Netherlands, we will
notice major changes in the last 30 to 40 years. We can see now the
increasing membership of traditional religions and of new religious
does religion of the Netherlands look like? What ways does it
offer to a modern man? What are the relationships between the
followers of different religions? How is the dialog between
various religious movements and the "outer" world made possible?
What kind of the social projects are various religious organizations
involved in? All these questions are important. The answers
to these questions will help us not only to see ways of a closer
relationship between the two countries, but also to make the
dialogue between the "secular world" and the "church" more productive.
of the Project:
Information: to create an English-Russian information
server "Religious Life in the Netherlands" (
http://netherlands.upelsinka.com) that would include the
history of religious life in the Netherlands, the description
of the present religious situation, the estimation of the current
state of affairs by the Dut˝h researchers in religion, to present
essays on various religious movements emerging on the territory
of modern Netherlands, bibliography of works in English, Dutch
and Russian languages, a collection of links to
Internet resources on religion.
Publishing: to publish works by Russian and Dutch researchers
Cultural - enlightening - to conduct exhibitions, conferences
and other activities.
Project will last for 3 to 5 years. Its aim is to vasten the
sphere of dialogue in the religious life of the two states.
news and announcements of the Project can be found at http://netherlands.upelsinka.com
head of the Project is Marina
V. Vorobjova, scientist of Religious Studies. Tel. 7 (812)
910-73-34, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
the moment the Project has no financial support. We will be
glad to any help from you. E-mail for contacts is: email@example.com