SOCIAL PARTNERSHIP OF THE STATE AND THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AS A FACTOR OF DEVELOPMENT OF CHARITABLE ACTIVITY

Ilya Sharkov
2018 HUMANITIES OF THE SOUTH OF RUSSIA  
The purpose of the article is to analyze the experience of social partnership between the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) and the Russian state in charity and social service. The points of contact and mechanisms of interaction between the Church and state structures as social institutions are investigated, as well as a description of the state of this sociocultural partnership is revealed. The theoretical and methodological basis of the research is the principles of system and
more » ... ctural-functional analysis. Social partnership is viewed as a consensus in social and cultural interaction in which social actors build relationships with each other as with allies in achieving common results. This point of view is presented in the works by D. Bell, F. Taylor, P. Sorokin and others. In conclusion, the notes that in Russia social partnership between state institutions and the Church exist as well as the need for its further development; charity is an important consolidating socio-cultural practice for secular society and the state church, it is a phenomenon that contributes to the harmonization of social relations.
doi:10.23683/2227-8656.2018.2.20 fatcat:fkqmzjqvt5gpzbmoy54ltwyq6i