Albanians are now almost boastful about their tolerance. Mixed marriages are frequent. "I can marry whoever I want," a Muslim girl told me in Voskopoja. She spends her weekends helping to restore a demolished Orthodox church, and learned English from American evangelists, "but I'm still a Muslim". And within any one fis, or clan, any combination of religious affiliations is possible (although clan membership itself lends labyrinthine complexity to the task of self-definition and marriage).
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Here's a link to an article from the New Statesman about a journey that Tom Blass recently took in Albania. He makes some interesting observations about the place religion now plays in Albanian culture.
Posted by Miss Kim at 7:04 PM
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