Religious education in Lithuania

Authored by: Milda Ališauskiene˙

The Routledge International Handbook of Religious Education

Print publication date:  August  2012
Online publication date:  February  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415536301
eBook ISBN: 9780203106075
Adobe ISBN: 9781136256424

10.4324/9780203106075.ch28

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Abstract

According to the 2001 Census, a majority of the Lithuanian population is Roman Catholic (79 percent). The second biggest religious community is Russian Orthodox (4 percent). Moreover, 9.5 percent of the population declared that it did not belong to any religious community, and 5.3 percent made no declaration of any kind. Around 2 percent of the Lithuanian population belongs to various religious communities, including new religious movements. 1 Various surveys during recent years reveal that the religious composition of Lithuania has not changed much in recent years. 2

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