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Church curriculum for Ukraine schools

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    2005.06.24 Chicago Tribune: RELIGION Church curriculum for Ukraine schools Religious news services Published June 24, 2005 KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian public
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 25, 2005
      2005.06.24 Chicago Tribune:
      RELIGION

      Church curriculum for Ukraine schools

      Religious news services
      Published June 24, 2005

      KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukrainian public schools will begin teaching about morals
      and faith under a new curriculum being developed in part by Orthodox church
      leaders.

      The voluntary classes will be introduced throughout this predominantly
      Orthodox nation of 48 million starting Sept. 1, said Patriarch Filaret, who
      heads the Ukrainian Orthodox Church--Kiev Patriarchate.

      President Viktor Yushchenko, who is Orthodox, gave his backing to the
      project at a private meeting with religious leaders June 15, but his office
      said the curriculum must "satisfy all Ukrainians."

      Filaret said leaders from all Christian churches in the former Soviet
      republic will work together to help develop a curriculum that will include
      lessons about morality and creationism. Filaret said Darwin's theory of
      evolution should still be taught.
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