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Influence of religious factor in the development of cultural and educational identity of Albanians through centuries

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Author(s): SHYQYRI HYSI

Journal: Social and Natural Sciences Journal
ISSN 1804-4158

Volume: 4;
Start page: 16;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Religious faiths | Religious communities | Albanian history | Religious institutions and religious coexistence

ABSTRACT
The course of historical events, has demonstrated that thereligious faith has been a permanent factor in molding thecharacteristics of cultural and educational identity ofAlbanian people. In Albania, there are four religiouscommunities which are officially recognized (Muslim andChristian faith) and some sects deriving from them. Thosereligious communities have continuously influenced theidentities of Albanian through centuries, they have cultivatedculture, art, literature, tradition and their influence are anintegral part of our national history and culture beingenriched and directed by their influence. Besides beinginfluential in the historical events, the religious communitiesin Albania, they witness an air of harmony and coexistence.
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