Soon, schoolchildren will have the right to choose their own religion, the foundations and history of which they are invited to study.
As part of the new educational program "Spiritual and Moral Culture", schoolchildren will have the right to choose their own religion, the foundations and history of which they are invited to study
This initiative came from the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. Commentary on this issue was given to journalists by the head of the department of state policy in the field of education Tatyana Petrova. She confirmed that instructions have already been sent to educational institutions in all regions that will help conduct a survey not only among high school students, but also among parents whose children have not reached the age of fourteen. The results of the polls will be summed up by the beginning of the next academic year. Public opinion will help determine which religions students will study. Only after that it will be possible to find out what textbooks are needed and how much time will be allotted for studying a new discipline. Apparently, schoolchildren will have to make a choice between the foundations of Orthodoxy and Islam. There should also be a course in the general history of world religions.