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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 28. Is Romuva an Official Religion in Lithuania?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45495


Organisations can be recognised as an official religion in Lithuania in different ways. The first Romuva religious community was registered in 1992 and recognised as a non-traditional religion in 1995. Lithuania does not have a state religion, but the law lists three categories of religion – “traditional”, seen as historically present in Lithuania; “recognised”, which includes more recent Christian groups; and “other”, the largest group of religious communities.

Chapter Contributors

  • Rasa Pranskevičiūtė-Amoson ([email protected] - rpranskeviciute) 'Vilnius University'