Education of Christian youth

2013-10-31 12:30

The advantages of Christian education of young people were discussed by Rev. Bogdan Prakh, Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Rev. Ihor Boyko, Rector of Holy Spirit Seminary, Rev. Mykolay Baranov, representative of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, the Commission on Christian Ethics and Education, Volodymyr Shnayder, Head of the Department of Youth, Family and Sports of Lviv City Council, Dr. Luiza Tsyupa, Director of the Catechetical-Pedagogical Institute at the Ukrainian Catholic University, archdeacon Ioan Didenko, director of ACF “Faith. Hope. Love,” Rev. Hryhoriy Draus, chief prison’s chaplain of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, Halyna Sohan, Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor of the Lviv Regional Institute of Postgraduate Education.

“To serve to protect life,” – this is how Rector of the Lviv Holy Spirit Seminary Rev. Ihor Boyko defined the primary focus of educating of young Christians: “If in the world of today, according to Pope John Paul II, there is a ‘culture of death’, the education of students of the School of Bioethics is to spread the ‘culture of life.”

Director of All-Ukrainian Charity Foundation “Faith. Hope. Love.” Archdeacon Ioan Didenko talked about interactive methods of parenting a teenager. “The problem of today’s children is a problem of parents. In the camp we had 90% of the believers, and we faced the fact that the children told their fathers that they were lonely. Therefore they spend time in social networks. The problem is with parents who care about their own lives only,” assured Archdeacon Ioan.