Meri YeranosyanSenior Fellow
2010/2011 Fellowship Program fellows
Meri Yeranosyan’s research project is entitled ‘Religious tolerance and the dominant Armenian Apostolic Church in desecularizing Armenia: the case of Shatin village’. This research will ask the question why, following the breakup of the Soviet Union, the town of Shatin has experienced such a high level of religious tolerance while the rest of the country has dealt with widespread religious discrimination. The answer posited is that the fear of loosening social bonds and of alienation among the older population, in combination with the youth’s respect for their elders, is responsible for the level of religious tolerance in Shatin.