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The Constitution provides for freedom of conscience and belief in the Art. 41 (hereafter: the right to religious freedom). It broadly protects the freedom of self-definition and it refers not (...)

The Constitution provides for freedom of conscience and belief in the Art. 41 (hereafter: the right to religious freedom). It broadly protects the freedom of self-definition and it refers not only to religious beliefs but also to moral, philosophical and other worldviews. This article gives the assurance of freedom of conscience (the positive entitlement), the right of a person to have no religious or other beliefs, or not to manifest such beliefs (the negative entitlement), and the right of parents to determine their children’s upbringing in the area of freedom of conscience. Art. 41 of the Constitution also refers to other constitutional rights, such as the right to personal dignity and safety (Art. 34 of the Constitution), the protection of the right to privacy and personality rights (Art. 35 of the Constitution), the protection of personal data (Art. 38 of the Constitution), the freedom of expression (Art. 39 of the Constitution), the right of assembly and association (Art. 42 of the Constitution), the right to conscientious objection (Article 46 of the Constitution) and the rights and duties of parents (Art. 54 of the Constitution).
The general position of Churches and other religious communities is regulated by the Art. 7 of the Constitution, which comprises: (1) the principle of separation of the state and religious communities, (2) the principle of equality among religious communities, and (3) the principle of free activity (autonomy) of religious communities within the legal order.

In February 2007 the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia enacted a new Religious Freedom Act (hereafter: the RFA), which regulates the implementation of constitutional provisions on religious freedom. The RFA also determines the legal status of churches and other religious communities, their register, their rights, and conditions and procedures for their registration. The RFA entered into force on 3 March 2007, and has started to be entirely applied on 3 June 2007.

D 3 October 2012    ABlaž Ivanc

Register of Churches and other religious communities

No. Name Address of the siege Year of registration 1. The Catholic Church Ljubljana, Ciril Metodov trg 4 1976 2. Evangelical Church in the Republic of Slovenia Murska Sobota, Slovenska ulica (...)

No. Name Address of the siege Year of registration
1. The Catholic Church Ljubljana, Ciril Metodov trg 4 1976
2. Evangelical Church in the Republic of Slovenia Murska Sobota, Slovenska ulica 15 1976
3. Jewish Community of Slovenia – Jewish Community of Ljubljana Ljubljana, Tržaška cesta 2 1976
4. Union of Baptist Churches in the Republic of Slovenia Celje, Janševa ulica 1 1976
5. Serbian Orthodox Church Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana Ljubljana, Gruberjevo nabrežje 20 1976
6. Islamic Community in the Republic of Slovenia Ljubljana, Grabloviceva ulica 14 1976
7. The Pentecostal Church in the Republic of Slovenia Novo mesto, Trdinova ulica 27 1976
8. Seventh-day Adventist Church Ljubljana, Njegoševa cesta 15 1976
9. Jehovah’s Witnesses – Christian Religious Community Kamnik, Groharjeva ulica 22 1976
10 Christian Brethren Assembly Mali vrh 1a 1981
11 The New Apostolic Church in Slovenia Maribor, Glavni trg 3 1982
12 The Free Church in the Republic of Slovenia Zasip, Stagne 18 1983
13 Society for Krishna Consciousness Ljubljana, Žibertova ulica 27 1983
14 Liberal Catholic Church Ljubljana, Linhartova cesta 64 1984
15 LECTORIUM ROSICRUCIANUM The International School of the Golden Rosycross Ljubljana, Celovška cesta 280 1987
16 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ljubljana, Šišenska cesta 48 1991
17 Universal Life Ljubljana, Celovška cesta 87 1991
18 Unification Church Škofljica, Dolenjska cesta 419 1991
19 Baha’i Community of Slovenia Ljubljana, Bohinjceva ulica 8 1992
20 The Ordo Templi Orientis Ljubljana, Kotnikova ulica 21 1992
21 Reformation Christian Church of Slovenia Motvarjevci 1993
22 The Shri Radhakunda – Community for Shri Gauranga Consciousness Labor 46 1994
23 Macedonian Orthodox Community in the Republic of Slovenia »Saint Clement of Ohrid« Ljubljana, Hruševska 43d 1994
24 BUDDHA DHARMA – Union of the Buddhists in the Republic of Slovenia Ptuj, Hajdoše 68 1995
25 Church of Scientology Koper, Ulica za gradom 21 1995
26 The Church of Jezus Christ »Living Water« Portorož, Pot k izviru 23 1995
27 New Generation Christian Center Ljubljana, Ulica Franca Mlakarja 3 1995
28 The Evangelical Baptist Community Celje, Pohorska ulica 6 1997
29 International Christian Fellowship Log pri Brezovici, Cesta v Lipovce 20 1997
30 The White Gnostic Church Poljšica pri Podnartu 8 1999
31 Sacrament of Transition Maribor, Ulica bratov Greifov 14 1999
32 Christian Church Kalvarija Celje, Hribarjeva 8 2003
33 Buddhist Congregation Dharmaling Ljubljana, Melikova ulica 1 2003
34 Hindu Religious Community in Slovenia Ljubljana, Derceva ulica 41 2003
35 Christian Outreach Center Ljubljana Ljubljana, Ob železnici 18 2003
36 The Universal Religious Community of the Rising Sun Hocko Pohorje 64 2003
37 Raelian Religion in Slovenia Ljubljana, Dunajska cesta 106 2004
38 "Church of New Covenant" - Slovenia Verd, Cesta na Barju 7 2004
39 The Holy Church Annasann Celje, Novi trg 16 2004
40 The Reformed Evangelical Church Ljubljana, Polje cesta VI 10 2004
41 The Muslim Community of Slovenia Ljubljana, Pražakova ulica 14 2006
42 New Life Church Murska Sobota, Industrijska ulica 2 2006
43 Orisha Spiritual Community - Energies of the Nature Podcetrtek, Tržaška cesta 91 2007

Source: the Register of churches and other religious communities in the Republic of Slovenia kept by the Office of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Religious Communities (the Office) based on the Religious Freedom Act (Official Gazette of the RS, 14/07).
In the table, names are preceded by serial numbers of the entry in the register, while the last column displays the year of the entry in the list of religious communities kept by the Office pursuant to Article 3 of the Decision Establishing the Office of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Religious Communities (Official Gazette of the RS, No. 72/93) before the register had been established.

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