THE MINSTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION OF REPUBLIK OF UZBEKISTAN
THE UZBEK STATE WORLD LANGUAGES UNIVERSITY
Reading assignment # 3
Topic: Religious tolerance
Title: National identity and religion in modern Russia
Done: Group B, Fattoeva P Checked: Tadjibaeva O
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The aggressor. J. Schpies, leader of the largest German Christian Organization of Students and Academics, says: “It makes sense to speak about religious tolerance in terms of morality and not in terms of pure knowledge”. Religious tolerance always ends wherever one teaching has an ambition to monopolize the Truth and the right to expend it. But the Truth should never be imposed by force, and frequent violations of this principle (including use of religious freedom and tolerance as instruments of domestic or foreign policy) lead to a false understanding of the very nature of religious tolerancehttp://www.jsri.ro/old/html version/index/no_7/dmitrygolovushkin-articol.htm - _edn2. Religious climate in modern Russia has been influenced by attempts of several political groups to make use of the authority of different churches and of the absolute trust that the public put in them. This use of religion for political and ideological purposes lead to the emergence of an image of non-Orthodox denominations as "an enemy" and contributed to the increase in religious intolerance. Thus, religious intolerance in Russia exists at four interrelated levels – religious, social-political, governmental and routine everyday level. What can be said about the position of the Russian Orthodox Church? According to Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk, it has always been too preoccupied with self-reflection and constant efforts to understand and realize its own unique character. Here finding the differences became predominant and Orthodox self-understanding was formed along the principal "whoever is not with us, is against us." Thus, for instance, the Guidelines for the Russian Orthodox Church's Attitude to Non-Orthodoxy, worked out in 2000 by the Theological Commission of the Russian Orthodox Church, lay emphasis on the fact that the Russian Orthodox Church does not equate itself to the Christian world in its entirety and rejects the notion that any Christian unity may exist beyond confessional barriers. This document states that the Orthodox Church differentiates between various non-Orthodox denominations and would not cooperate with non-traditional churches on Russian territory, or inside the CIS and the Baltic States. In other words, the Russian...
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