International Christmas Educational Readings
International Christmas Educational Readings open today at the Kremlin State Palace. Addressing the first plenary session will be Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill. Also participating are Minister of Education and Science Andrei Fursenko, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and other officials.
By tradition, the event draws to the Russian capital many pedagogues, scientists, academics from various Russian cities and from the near and far abroad.
The three days will be taken up with conferences, "round tables" on the issues of interaction of church, state and private education systems, family issues in the 21st century, the social mission undertaken by the church.
On this occasion, for the first time in the history of the Christmas readings, there shall be a roundtable entitled "Orthodox Banking and Financial Instruments".
Source: Voice of Russia