Member Church Projects in Central Eastern Europe

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Project name : Legal Advisor

Project holder : Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Russia and other States

Summary :

In the Soviet era, churches of the Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Russia and other States, as with many other churches, lost many of its buildings to the regime. In Russia, a new law allows churches and other religious organizations to claim their property back but administrative processes are tedious and lengthy. Many buildings that belong to the church are historical and protected as monuments. Getting permission to carry out renovation requires legal expertise. For these purposes, the legal advisor project finances the staff position of a lawyer to assist the church in various legal processes. With her help, the church has been able to claim back several church and non-church buildings as well as land entitlements in various parts of Russia.

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