The role of religious organizations in modern socio-legal relations

I. Zharovska. The role of religious organizations in modern socio-legal relations. Bulletin of Lviv Polytechnic National University. Series: Legal Sciences. 2024. Vol. 10, No. 1(37), pp. 65-70.

Lviv Polytechnic National University, Institute for Law, Psychology, and Innovative Education, D.Sc. (Law), Associate Professor

The article is devoted to the analysis of the role of religious organizations in modern society in the context of information and globalization changes of modern times and their impact on social and legal reality.

It is proved that the role of religious organizations is transformed in the era of globalized society and information and technological progress. Scientific doctrine does not contain the unity of such variations. The first group of scientists points out that the role of religious norms in modern legal regulation increasingly gives preference to the newest approaches and law plays a dominant role here. The second group has the opposite opinion - religion as a primordial human axiological value has answers to all life situations, including the latest global-technical transformations.

It has been established that updated approaches are needed for legal science as well, since it cannot bypass the problems of globalization changes that exist in legal and state phenomena. It is characteristic that now world development does not have a clear vector, science must establish the optimal possible direction and warn against negative factors caused by globalization. The role of state administration and public activism in the context of religious freedom have a special intertwining and are manifested in the activities of religious organizations.

The following changes in the essence of the role of religious organizations in modern legal reality are motivated: taking into account the diversity of religious views of social groups; reducing the role of religious ideology and religious leadership opinions as a factor in forming the political position of a member of a religious organization; the spread of religious extremism, which is mostly caused by migration factors.

At the same time, it is necessary to continue to identify, evaluate and forecast risks, external and internal influences in order to protect this harmonious relationship through progressive legal provisions.

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