Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Vlassis, you joined the ancestors’ so early, we grieve a lot, but your work for the rights and freedom of European ethnic religions will stay in our hearts forever!
Inija Trinkūnienė on behalf of all “Romuva” community
The statement of Andras Corban-Arthen President, of European Congress of Ethnic Religions
As president of the European Congress of Ethnic Religions (ECER), I would like to condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the unwillingness of the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) to recognize Romuva as an official religion in Lithuania. Romuva has fulfilled all the requirements to qualify for such a designation — it is a rapidly growing religion, whose members have creditably represented their homeland all over the world. Moreover, Romuva stands as one of the few remaining examples of the survival of European indigenous religions and cultures.