Religious Education in the Religion-State Relations after Independence of Kazakhstan

Ilyas ERPAY, Hazret Tursyn, Zikriya Jandarbek

Abstract


According to the historical backgrounds the Republic of Kazakhstan was formed as the state with poly-ethnicity and multi-confessional society. The main duty of the state is to achieve social-political stability by establishing interethnic consent and inter confessional tolerance. Particularly, it was urgently necessary to draw attention to implement fundamental religious reform for formation of secular state after abolishing atheistic system of totalitarian society. This article analyses the constitution of Kazakhstan and normative legal basis of special religious laws in details. Accordingly, present-day religious organizations and institutions are considered. Special attention is paid to results of influence on religion-state relations, especially to World Leaders and Traditional Religions conference which is hold on every three year in Kazakhstan. Besides, the state policy for religious education and upbringing issues of younger generation is analyzed by specific examples. This article is an attempt to draw a new scientific conclusion that the main key of religious tolerance in the state is the secular and religious education. For developing the content of the theme, authors emphasized a point on modern research methods and consequences of social sciences. During research the legal and normative documents were analyzed by historically comparative methods. And, we used special methods for political and social sciences in identifying purposes and tasks of state policy in updating religious education and upbringing. Used methods will favor the political-social evolution of conversion from atheistic to secular society.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ass.v10n9p108

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