Academic journal article Academy of Marketing Studies Journal

Interdenominational Consent as the Stylobate for Sustainable Development Tatarstan's Experience

Academic journal article Academy of Marketing Studies Journal

Interdenominational Consent as the Stylobate for Sustainable Development Tatarstan's Experience

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As the chance to respond to new challenges, the concept "sustained development" was out in the open due to the report "Our Common Future" made by the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987 as the development case where current needs are met without reducing the capacity to meet the needs of future generations.

The Sustainable Development Strategy implies a balance between the population, society and the ecosystem, and in the meantime, it focuses on reconciliation of anthropocentric and biocentric opinions, on achievement of such economic development and the growth of economy that would not go beyond the environmental capacity of the Earth ecosystem ( .pdf).

The specific attention is drawn to the actual development trends prioritized subject to aspiration to adopt new techno-economic paradigm that propose positive qualitative modifications (Glazyev and Kharitonov, 2009).

For purposes of sustainability, the economic development cannot be undoubtedly based on the capacity of generation and diffusion of new skills, however, events and conflicts are ignored that may disrupt the harmonic social life and cause destruction to applicable social institutions that incur economic losses apart from any other dramatic losses.

In this view, the principles of sustained development should be reviewed in terms of sociological realism, and in particular, in terms of ethnic and religious relations assessment.

Humans often encounter the growing global xenophobia and serious collisions based on religious adherence.

As the core of spiritual life, the religion "has a powerful influence on political culture and political code of conduct of the majority of society" (Bestuzhev, 2006).

As part of the global political development, the religion has a great influence and is often used by destructive forces to create stresses and to cultivate extremist groups such as groups acting in the Middle East nowadays.

To maintain the stability between the political, ethnic and confessional societies, regular scientific researches should be in place and the effective mechanisms of interaction should be triggered.

So, for example, a model of Christian-Muslim dialogue was under extensive study, especially in the United States of America upon the known dramatic events in 2001 (Smith, 2007).

The importance of the policy of memory is growing in the current time which is the key and serious part of the profound and consistent policy aimed at integration and stability for the sake of the common future.

Against the challenges of globalization, secularization and radicalization, a range of levels for inter-confessional relations is highlighted in the religion that has some degree of intolerance, indulgence, complementary tolerance and mutual complementary.

The study of these social and political events in view of creation of the environment for sustained development as the principle of further promotion of the society acts is the important task of our time.

Political, ethnic and confessional pattern and the variety of cultural traditions are determined by the current ethnic and religious structure of the Republic of Tatarstan.

It is the very situation where the skills of tolerant behavior are formed providing for selfpreservation of the unique public society, even if it aims at conglomeration of different language and faith communities.

The total population of the Republic of Tatarstan accounts to 3 786 488 persons, including Tatars - 2 012571 (53,2%); Russians - 1 501 369 (39,7%), and other nations based on the results of the Census of 2010 (

On January 1, 2013, 1594 religious organizations are registered in Tatarstan as per the Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Tatarstan. Out of them:

1. 1194 Muslim, 305 Orthodox, 95 other organizations, mostly Protestant. …

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