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Pilgrimages under communism

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  • Martin Votruba
    Before communism collapsed in the former Czecho-Slovakia, the world heard occasionally about the couple of hundred political dissidents in the capital of the
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      Before communism collapsed in the former Czecho-Slovakia, the world
      heard occasionally about the couple of hundred political dissidents
      in the capital of the Federation, but nothing about the extensive
      religious dissent active in Slovakia. After years of research, Prof.
      Doellinger is coming to talk about it in Pittsburgh:

      Slovak Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh, invites you to:


      David Doellinger:

      SLOVAK PILGRIMAGES IN THE 1980s - A CHALLENGE TO COMMUNIST POWER

      Sunday, April 10, 2 PM, 1501 Posvar Hall

      Free admission


      This year's lecture will discuss how Slovak Catholics used
      pilgrimages to challenge communist power in the 1980s prior to the
      Velvet Revolution. It will be presented by Prof. David Doellinger of
      Western Oregon University. David Doellinger received his Ph.D. from
      the University of Pittsburgh in 2002. His dissertation, "From Prayer
      to Protests: The Impact of Religious-Based Dissent on the Emergence
      of Civil Society in Slovakia and East Germany," investigates the
      activities of the underground Catholic church in Slovakia. He is in
      the process of revising his dissertation for publication.
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