Religions

in Georgia

Religiebi.info is a new resource of the Human Rights Center (HRIDC) to highlight the issues related with the freedom of religion or belief and to promote development of the culture of tolerance and inter-religious dialogue. We are ready to cooperate with every religious group and to promote their freedom of faith.

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02.08.2017
Address of Civil Society Organizations and Lawyers on Limitation of Freedom of Religion in Draft Amendments to the Constitution of Georgia
Signatory organizations and lawyers would like to share our position regarding the draft amendments to the Constitution of Georgia, that concern freedom of religion and belief. We would like to draw your attention to the opinions presented in the following address and ask to act in accordance with your mandate.
14.02.2016
Media-Tour – Monuments of Cultural Heritage of Religious Minorities
On February 9, Human Rights Center organized a media-tour in the villages of Akhaltsikhe and Adigeni municipalities. Journalists of printed media, Radio and TV-companies and online newspapers studied the conditions of the places of worship of religious minorities. Representatives of the regional media also participated in the tour.
12.02.2016
Closed Synagogues
Locked door may become a symbol of the synagogues in Georgia. Chairman of the Georgian Jewish Union Merab Chanchalashvili said large-scaled migration of Jewish people from Georgia is the main problem in the functioning of the synagogues. Other Jewish people living in Georgia also complain about it. 
12.02.2016
Tbilisi Based Disputed Armenian Churches Are On the Edge of Collapse
Nowadays, there are several temples in Tbilisi, which are topic of controversy between the Georgian Orthodox Church and Armenian Apostolic Church. They are: Norasheni Church of Dormition of the Mother of God, Surb Nishani, Mognisi St. George Church, Surb Mina and Shamkaretsi. Nowadays all these temples are on the edge of collapse. All five temples have status of the cultural heritage. Today, only Norsheni Church is being reconstructed.

08.02.2016
“State Has Responsibility to Return Properties Seized during Soviet Period to Corresponding Religious Groups”
Humanrights.ge interviewed the head of the Legal Maintenance Office at the State Agency for Religious Issues Archi Metreveli about ongoing assignment process of the places of worship to religious minority groups and the position of the State about the disputes between the Orthodox Church and other religious groups in Georgia. 
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