Vol 2, No 2 (2020): Religion and education
Berger and his co-authors not only state in their work Religious America, Secular Europe that European secularism is different from processes in other parts of the world, but also suggest that the modernization of the Central and Eastern European region differed from this scenario. Research is ongoing on the effects on religiosity of the political transformation of the post-Soviet era and the spread of consumer society. There is no doubt that the proportion of young people in the region who receive religious upbringing is also declining. However there is a growing social demand for religiously oriented institutions of informal and formal education. All this points to specific patterns of religious education within the family. Despite the interruption of family traditions, the religious orientation of childrearing may be present in the parental generation, or there may be a demand for the external benefits of religious education. In our thematic issue, we gain insight into research in religious education in Central and Eastern Europe.