On November 25, the National Library hosted a session of the section "Spiritual Enlightenment through Library activities" as part of the 8th Belarusian Christmas Readings.
In total, more than 60 people from all regions of Belarus took part in the event. The event was led by Archpriest Vladimir Borisevich, Chairman of the Coordinating Council for Library Activities under the Synodal Department of Religious Education and Catechesis of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, Head of the Parish Libraries Sector of the Department of Religious Education and Catechesis of the Grodno Diocese; Olga Rynkevich, Deputy Chairman of the Coordinating Council for Library Activities under the Synodal Department of Religious Education and Catechesis of the Belarusian Orthodox Church; Ekaterina Sedneva, leading librarian of the Library Science Department of the National Library of Belarus.
Archpriest Vladimir Borisevich in his welcoming speech noted that "...for the first time in many years, the Orthodox Church has deviated from its tradition of devoting Christmas readings to a theme dedicated to the anniversary and historical events of the past, and pays attention to modern global problems. The focus of the current Christmas readings is on the problems of spiritual and moral choice of a person and all mankind in the context of pervasive globalization. This seminar will be a good platform for discussing topical issues of fruitful cooperation between the church and the library system, the moral sphere, and the historical and cultural heritage of Belarus."
At the meeting of the section, reports were made on the results of the participants ' activities in civil-patriotic and spiritual-moral education of children and youth, projects for the implementation of educational activities were presented, new vectors of cooperation between church servants and young people were identified, public libraries, libraries of educational institutions and libraries of the Belarusian Exarchate.
The texts of the reports will be published on the website of the Orthodox Libraries of Belarus and the website of the Synodal Department of Religious Education and Catechesis of the Belarusian Orthodox Church.
The article is provided by the Library Science Department.