ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Politics of Divine Edict and Reverse Secularism

Mizoram's churches promise to correct and guide the political culture of the state, a trend that challenges the universal understanding of secularism. While the church is closely aligned with the state, the concept of separation of state and religion is practised differently. In this scenario, reverse secularism dictates political idioms and social affairs in Mizoram.

Mizoram’s churches promise to correct and guide the political culture of the state, a trend that challenges the universal understanding of secularism.While the church is closely aligned with the state, the concept of separation of state and religion is practised differently. In this scenario, reverse secularism dictates political idioms and social affairs in Mizoram.

Churches in Mizoram don both political and religious colours. Like chameleons, they step out of the religious domain and intermingle with the political affairs of Mizoram. Indeed, the Mizo churches promise to correct and guide the political culture of the state, a trend that challenges the universal understanding of secularism. This phenomenon is reminiscent of the church’s role in 18th century Europe when religious doctrine got mixed up with political administration.

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