Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe (OPREE), launched in 1981, was the first American scholarly journal to appraise the religious and anti-religious atmosphere in the socialist countries of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Initially, it was intended for the use of denominational and governmental leaders, scholars, and general visitors who were being misled by propagandist claims about the status of religion in these regions… The journal today is peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, multi-religious, and ecumenical, aiming to promote dialogue, respect and peace among people of various worldviews. source