Proceedings of the International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Personality Formation in Modern Society (ICTPPFMS 2018)

Interaction between the state and the church in the interests of preserving the spiritual health of civil society: an analysis of the Russian experience

Authors
A. Vorontsov, E. Vorontsova, Yu Tarasov, T. Balashova
Corresponding Author
A. Vorontsov
Available Online September 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ictppfms-18.2018.23How to use a DOI?
Keywords
state, church, morality, socialization of the person, moral principle, moral values, spiritual health, Christian morality, Russian Orthodox Church, civil society, religion, faiths, religious organizations, spirituality
Abstract
The research is devoted to the analysis of the role and significance of the church in preserving the spiritual health of Russian society. Noting the severity of social problems facing the society, the authors express the idea that the solution of this problems impossible without the all-unifying idea, which can act as a generator of socially useful activity. In turn, the ideology crisis of modern society, which based on the cult of material consumption and carnal pleasures, clearly shows the importance of problems of moral culture and spirituality. According to the authors it is necessary to look for a recipe of salvation from the further degradation of public consciousness and the destruction of our society in the sphere of moral culture. The main thesis of the authors is the idea that the moral recovery of Russian society is possible on the way to his return to religion. In this article the authors substantiate this thesis in detail and proved the necessity of a single moral principle, which should cover all human relations. In the opinion of the authors religion give a person necessary moral principle, because only religion irrespective of denominations preaches values that are customary called eternal because of their stability and reflection of the historical experience and culture of a particular nation. The article concludes that only strong and united moral principles can really unite different people into a single society. In this regard, the activities of religious organizations that relay these foundations acquire special significance in Russia, since it facilitates the integration of Russian society and normal socialization of individual.The article provides a brief retrospective analysis of the interaction of the state and the church in Russia, indicates areas of cooperation between the state and the church at the present time. It is noted that the state and the church are the traditional institutions of integration of Russian society into a single society. It is emphasized that the positive interaction of the state and the church is not only a condition for the stability of civil society, but also a condition for its spiritual health, and consequently - its resistance to external ideological influences. The article emphasizes the need for a balanced state policy towards religious organizations and the need to establish clear legal boundaries of their activities as a condition for the realization of the positive potential of religion as an important institution of socialization.
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