The East- An Empire and a Religion
... • Earlier the two churches fought about the use of icons.
– Eastern Orthodox leaders claimed the icons were being
treated like Gods, violating the 10 Commandments
• An icon is a painting or sculpture of a person. Usually a
Saint or Jesus.
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... against the Papacy and Imperial power. Centres should point out that as a result
of this meeting both Charles V and the Papacy gave Luther a significant platform to
publicise his beliefs. This can also be assessed as a turning point as Luther’s escape
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Persecution of Christians in the Eastern Bloc
After the October Revolution of November 7, 1917 (October 25 Old Calendar) there was a movement within the Soviet Union to unite all of the people of the world under Communist rule (see Communist International). This included the Eastern bloc countries as well as the Balkan States. Communism as interpreted by Lenin and his successors in the Soviet government required the abolition of religion and to this effect the Soviet government launched a long-running campaign to eliminate religion from society. Since some of these Slavic states tied their ethnic heritage to their ethnic churches, both the peoples and their churches were targeted by the Soviets.Richard Wurmbrand, Romanian evangelical Christian minister and author, described the systematic persecution of Christians in one East Bloc nation.However, persecution of Christians, especially Protestants, Pentecostals and non-registered minority denominations, has continued after the fall of the Soviet Union, in many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, notably Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Belarus.