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  1. Religions in Armenia Population: 2,967,004 (July 2009 est.) Ethnic groups: Armenian 97.9%, Yezidis/Kurds 1.3%, Russian 0.5%, other (Assyrians, Greeks, Ukrainians, Jews) 0.3% (2001 census) Languages: Armenian 97.7%, Yezidi 1%, Russian 0.9%, other 0.4% (2001 census) Republic of Armenia by Tigran Tshorokhyan University of California Santa Barbara July 17, 2009

  2. The First Armenian state Urartu was etablished in 860 BC Armenian Empire was among the greatest powers of the World up to 387 AD

  3. Garni Temple, 1st century BC Paganism was the main religion Armenians believed in up to 301 AD Armenia was the 1st state adopted Christianity in 301 AD St.Echmiadzin Cathedral, 4th century AD

  4. Separation of Christianity

  5. Republic of Armenia Constitution: Article 26 Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right includes freedom to change the religion or belief and freedom to, either alone or in community with others manifest the religion or belief, through preaching, church ceremonies and other religious rites.

  6. Republic of Armenia Constitution: Article 8.1 The church shall be separate from the state in the Republic of Armenia. The Republic of Armenia recognizes the exclusive historical mission of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church as a national church, in the spiritual life, development of the national culture and preservation of the national identity of the people of Armenia. Freedom of activities for all religious organizations in accordance with the law shall be guaranteed in the Republic of Armenia.

  7. Republic of Armenia Christians: Armenian Apostolic – 92.6% Protestants – 3.7% Roman Catholics – 3.7%

  8. Not tolerance, but repsonsibility for preservation Russian Orthodox Church Yerevan Blue Mosque Yerevan 1766 Blue Mosque Yerevan 2009

  9. Republic of Armenia • Government Regulation of religion Index------------ 7.2 out of 10 • Is freedom of religion protected------------------------------------ Yes • Does Government Policy contribute to the free practice of religion--- No Government Favoritism of religion Index------------ 8.1 out of 10 • Social Regulation of religion Index-----------------9.3out of 10 • Social attitude towards other religions------------------------- Hostile • Social attitude towards conversion to other religions---------- Negative • Religious Persecution Index-------------------------- 4 out of 10 • Number of people physically abused due to their religion---------- 10-20 *Source: ARDA

  10. Republic of Armenia

  11. Republic of Armenia THANK YOU