Tag: clericalization

Clericalization of Schools Said Undermining Russia’s Ability to Compete

September 23, 2014

Staunton, September 20 – Pressured by the Russian Orthodox Church, the Russian education ministry is preparing to dramatically expand the number of hours school children spend studying religion, a move that Nezavisimaya Gazeta says will reduce the number of hours they spend on other subjects and ultimately Russia’s ability to compete in the world. In […]

Moscow Patriarchate Wants Crimea to be ‘Precedent for Clericalization of Russia’

July 11, 2014

Staunton, July 9 – Putin’s Anschluss of Crimea has already had a number of impacts on Russia, but some in the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church hope it will have at least one more – that special treatment of the church on the peninsula will become “a precedent for the clericalization” of all […]