Regional stage of XXVI International Christmas Educational Readings has taken place in the Ulyanovsk region

Events of the Moral Values and the Future of Humankind Forum took place from 19 to 21 November.

 Events of the Moral Values ​​and the Future of Humankind Forum took place from 19 to 21 November.

Christmas readings are included in the Simbirsk metropolitanate's plan of joint activities with the Government of the region. At the initiative of the Governor Sergey Morozov, the region approved the Concept of Moral and Spiritual Development of Citizens.

On 19 November, the metropolitan of Simbirsk and Novospassk Anastasius headed a divine liturgy, which took place at 8:30 in Voskresensko-Germanovsky Cathedral. During the first day of the church and educational forum, a seminar on the Old Russian plain chant took place at 12:00 in the fireplace room of the Prince Vladimir Temple.

On 20 November, a plenary session of Christmas readings took place in the big hall of the Regional Palace of Children and Youth Creativity. Representatives of             the priesthood, figures of culture and science, public activists, Cossacks and young people participated in the event. After the meeting one could attend workshops dedicated to spiritual and moral education of the younger generation, as well as promotion of family values. They also provided lessons for children of preschool age.

On the same day in a gymnasium "Dar" heads of Sunday schools, teachers and representatives of the parent committee discussed the prospects of school development.

On 21 November, during the final day of the forum,  workshops "Spirituality and Medicine", "The Role and of Traditional Spiritual Values in the Training and Professional Activities of Law Enforcement Officers", "The Role of Spirituality in Training of a Patriotic Soldier. Spiritual and Moral Values in the Life of Military Personnel", as well as a range of public lectures "Belief is for the Strongest" and "Sanctity and Asceticism in the History of the Simbirsk Region's Religion and Culture", took place in temples and educational institutions of Ulyanovsk.