Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Church calls to teach Orthodox culture at secondary school

MOSCOW, January 28 (Itar-Tass) --The Russian Orthodox Church has come out for teaching the fundamentals of Orthodox culture at secondary school, Metropolitan of Kaluga and Borovsk Kliment, who is in charge of the property management department of the Moscow Patriarchy, declared during the international conference “Christmas Readings” in the Kremlin on Monday.

At present, the Education and Science Ministry has been developing a new level of educational standards, Metropolitan Kliment said. On behalf of the Orthodox Church Metropolitan Kliment asked to take all possible measures so that experts who are working on educational standards now should include a new subject -- Orthodox culture, into a school curriculum to enable children from Orthodox families to study Orthodox, moral and spiritual culture, the metropolitan said.

The new school subject aims to teach children to tell the right from wrong, to imbue them with a sense of responsibility, love and respect for man despite national and religious differences and help them assume their own position in life, the metropolitan said.


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