Freedom of conscience as a guarantee of the functioning of the religious complex


  • Leonid Vyhovsʹkyy



The urgency of the consideration of this problem is determined by the fact that in the conditions of Ukraine's independence, the basic principles of freedom of conscience received their real constitutional provision. This contributed to the attention of a large part of the population to the ideological and spiritual aspects of their own and social life, which objectively led to significant changes in the religious sphere both quantitatively and qualitatively. Under such conditions, religion and its institutionalized forms began to play an essential role in the life of Ukrainian society, as they are an important factor in social interaction between people, predetermining their social behavior, to some extent determine the coordinates of further social and personal development.