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Vajātās baznīcas aspekts ceļā uz demokrātisku tiesisku valsti. Godināmais bīskaps Boļeslavs Sloskāns

Aspect of the Persecuted Church on the Way to a Democratic Legal State. Venerable Bishop Boļeslavs Sloskāns

Diāna Apse, Dr. iur.
Latvijas Universitātes Juridiskās fakultātes Tiesību teorijas un vēstures zinātņu katedras docente

The purpose of the article is to commemorate the late Venerable Bishop Boļeslavs Sloskāns, to examine and analyse some of his most important practices and activities in service, as well as the significance of his spiritual legacy and works in the context of the succession of the persecuted church and the Latvian state. These aspects are considered in connection with the intrusion of a foreign power into the church, subjecting it to destruction, the position of the clergy in relations with the power in the process of sovietisation of the church, providing support to the faithful, earning recognition of the entire nation with their works. Only a church that is secure and strong in its identity can offer its balanced and reasonable vision of our shared values, which a democratic modern society and the state expect from it. In periods of upheavals, it is the power of the personality’s authority, its spiritual richness and maturity that is decisive in the defense of human dignity and democratic values.

Atslēgvārdi: valsts, baznīca, baznīcas vajāšana, demokrātiska valsts, vērtības

Keywords: state, church, persecution of the church, democratic state, values

Tiesību ierobežojumu pieļaujamība un attaisnojamība demokrātiskā tiesiskā valstī. Latvijas Universitātes 81. starptautiskās zinātniskās konferences tiesību zinātnes rakstu krājums = Admissibility and Justifiability of Restrictions of Rights in a Democratic State Governed by the Rule of Law. Article collection in legal science, the 81st international scientific conference  of the University of Latvia. Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2023. 432 lpp.