A descriptive and qualitative study was carried out about roles of religion in
socializing the people. It sought to establish the roles played by religion in
society. The study area was Lari Division in Kiambu, Kenya. The following
objectives guided the study, to establish the extent to which religion has
provided psychological support to the individuals; to find out how religion has
created peace and stability in society; to find out how religion has helped to
maintain society norms and values, to find out if there was any form of
fundamentalism among the religious groups, 40 respondents were selected in
this study they included 20 teachers and 10 children from Muhoro primary school
and 10 religious leaders from different religious groups.
The instruments used were questionnaire which also acted as an interview guide
for those who could not read or write. A focus group discussion had to be
conducted to get more information about the study problem.
Findings revealed that much as religion was playing a vital role in creating peace
and stability in society by making its members obey society rules and regulation;
by offering psychological order, it was however a root cause of conflicts due to
fundamental tendencies recommended; sensitization of the people to avoid
joining cults. Government to try and discourage the spread of cults. Religious
leaders were encouraged to form a joint religious council.
Research, A. & MBUGUA, R (2021). The Role Of Religion In The Maintaining Of Society Norms And Values.A Case Study Of Lari Division In Kiambu District, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-religion-in-the-maintaining-of-society-norms-and-values-a-case-study-of-lari-division-in-kiambu-district-kenya
Research, AfroAsia, and RHODA MBUGUA "The Role Of Religion In The Maintaining Of Society Norms And Values.A Case Study Of Lari Division In Kiambu District, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-religion-in-the-maintaining-of-society-norms-and-values-a-case-study-of-lari-division-in-kiambu-district-kenya. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.
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Research, AfroAsia and MBUGUA, RHODA . "The Role Of Religion In The Maintaining Of Society Norms And Values.A Case Study Of Lari Division In Kiambu District, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 24, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-role-of-religion-in-the-maintaining-of-society-norms-and-values-a-case-study-of-lari-division-in-kiambu-district-kenya