In the ROC hope on the expansion rate of the basics of Orthodox culture in schools

© RIA Novosti / Michael Beznosova in fotobanka Orthodoxy in high school. Archival photoIn the ROC hope on the expansion rate of the basics of Orthodox culture in schools© RIA Novosti / Michael Basecompared the image Bank

In the Russian Orthodox Church hopes to expand the school course on the basics of Orthodox culture, however, not tend to do this at any cost understanding the complexity of educational process organization, said at a press conference in MIA «Russia today», the Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vladimir Legoyda.

«We are in constant dialogue with the Ministry of education and look forward to continuing and deepening this theme. But, again, with understanding of all the features that exist in the educational process. «Not to break through at any price»: there’s no lobbying of any Church or religious. Have an understanding here, what should be the modern young man,» he said.

However, believers of the Russian Orthodox Church, he said, is concerned with the level of education in the country, the Church understands the importance of its development. So the Church want to study religious foundations of culture, «cultural plan» would be in the educational process more broadly. However, in the ROC understand that the complexity of this issue.

Legoyda stressed that a good knowledge of the foundations of traditional religious cultures is the best inoculation against extremism. «When you know it well, then you are harder to confuse pseudo — innovations», — said the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The course «Basics of religious cultures and secular ethics» (ORKSE), introduced in 2012 across Russia for students of the fourth grade includes the study of the choice of basics of Orthodox, Islamic, Buddhist or Jewish cultures. In addition, the desire to learn the basics of all the world religious cultures or secular ethics. The course ORKSE studied throughout the 4th class rate of one hour per week.