The geographical position of the Republic of Macedonia continues to shape its religious landscape as dramatically as in the times of Byzantium or communism. Taking into account the aforementioned, this paper will encompass the legal, political and sociological aspects of the Macedonian model of secularism. In this respect, the content of the constitutional provisions suggests that Republic of Macedonia most broadly defines the right to equality, guaranteeing the same rights, independently from the religious determination of its citizens, among other things. The state also guarantees the freedom of religion, allowing its citizens to freely practice their religion either alone or in community with others. The state allows specific religions to form religious schools, foundations and charitable organizations.
Taking into account the aforementioned, at the end can be concluded that the Republic of Macedonia continues to share the fate of the European countries in both a positive and negative sense. The need for further development of democracy and rule of law applies equally to the secularism and freedom of religion. The enduring tradition of understanding among members of different religions today is constant, as are constant the problems that are continually and successfully overcome.
"Religious Diversity and the Macedonian Model of Secularism,"
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe: Vol. 35
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/ree/vol35/iss5/2