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Anti-gender, Homophobia and Religion in Eastern Europe

Dominant religious institutions in Eastern Europe have established themselves as notorious adversaries of gender equality and sexual rights. After decades of state atheism and repressions against religion during socialism, Eastern Europe has been experiencing religious revival since the 1990s. Churches have become important not only socially but also politically. In some contexts such as Russia or Poland, the Orthodox and the Catholic Churches have raised as significant players in consolidating conservative authoritarian regimes (Adamiak and Sobkowiak 2010; Graff 2016; Shevzov 2014) known, among other things, for promotion of “traditional values” (Edenborg 2021),

In: Religion and Gender