Features of the violation of the right to freedom of religion in the conditions of war

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Chornopyska V. Features of the violation of the right to freedom of religion in the conditions of war

Lviv Polytechnic National University, Institute of Jurisprudence and Psychology

The article analyzes the modern limitation of the right to freedom of worldview and religion in the conditions of war. It was noted that the right to freedom of religion is always considered in two aspects - as the internal and external freedom of a person. Only the external side of freedom of religion is subject to restriction, however, in order to find out the reasons for restricting such a right, it is worth referring to the provisions of international treaties. Emphasis is placed on the fact that the religious factor based on the principle of political theology makes it possible to use the Church factor in the process of building a nation-state in Ukraine, which is of fundamental importance for the formation of a strong, democratic and legal state that is able to protect national interests and confront threats to national security. In addition, this approach makes it possible to consider Orthodoxy as a part of Christian civilization, where there is a place for Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants. This non-conflictual, multi-confessional approach creates a platform for cooperation within the Western structures (EU, NATO) of states dominated by various Christian denominations.

It is concluded that the problem of ensuring freedom of religion in the conditions of war is especially relevant, since the religious factor actually turns into a powerful weapon aimed at destroying the spiritual and value foundations of Ukrainian society. Discrimination in the sphere of freedom of religion directly affects the development of religious organizations and the daily life of their followers.

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