On February, 26, IBB Minsk hosted an educational seminar “The Spiritual Development of Belarusian Society in the Context of Social Justice”. The seminar was organized as a part of an interreligious working group at the Minsk International Educational Center in the name of Johanes Rau (IBB Minsk).
In addition to discussing the social work experience in religious communities, participants outlined the topic of the next seminar, which will be held in May 2020 and will be devoted to the contribution of Belarusian religious communities to solving environmental problems within the framework of sustainable development. Sergey Yushkevich, the head of the “Church and Environment” department of the Center for environmental solutions, told the participants about the idea of creating a walking ecological route “The Way of Silence”.
The walking route will acquaint tourists not only with the cultural and natural heritage of Belarus, but also with history of the religious life of the towns and villages through which the route passes. The participants of the seminar were interested in the idea of such a project. A decision was made to hold the next seminar in Ivenets, which, according to the concept of the walking route, will be one of the key towns for tourists to visit. Read more about the idea of “The way of silence” here.