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29 May 2018

Minsk to host Cyril and Methodius conference on 29-30 May

MINSK, 29 May (BelTA) – The 24th edition of the international Cyril and Methodius conference “Christianity as an integrating factor of world culture” will take place in Minsk on 29-30 May, BelTA learned from the press service of the Minsk City Hall.

The conference is expected to gather more than 100 participants (including from the CIS and non-CIS countries) – scientists specializing in theology, history, philosophy, cultural and religious studies. The conference is a unique platform to discuss scholarly works and research in humanities, problems of intercultural and interethnic dialogue, Christianity and its importance for the modern world.

The opening ceremony and plenary session will be held at Minsk Town Hall on 29 May. The first festival of choral singing organized by the Minsk Institute of Education Development will be held on the same day. Taking part in the festival will be choirs of 16 institutions of education of the Belarusian capital and the choir of the Minsk Theological Academy.

The second day of the conference will include a plenary session at the theological academy and will continue in a format of sections. The program of the conference will be wrapped up with roundtables devoted to modern religion, and Christian values in education.

The organizers of the conference are the BSU Institute of Theology, the international public association “Christian Educational Center named after Saints Cyril and Methodius”, Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts, Minsk Theological Academy of St. Cyril of Turov in cooperation with the Minsk City Hall, the Belarusian Exarchate, the Culture Ministry and Education Ministry of Belarus.

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