Saturday, February 18, 2012
Putin issued a decree that all the religious affiliation of its citizens will be taught in schools, including Islam
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin issued a decree that all the religious affiliation of its citizens will be taught in schools. With that decision, parents must choose one of six specified subjects of religion. After that, the students will follow the religious subjects until August.
"The curriculum includes lessons of Islam, Orthodox Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, world religions, and secular ethics," wrote radio Iran, IRIB quoted the Russian media, Mehr News, Sunday (2/12/2012) ago.
Russian Ministry of Education released the data of interest that followed religious instruction of their students. 43 percent of students followed the lessons of secular ethics, 30 percent Orthodox Christians follow the lessons, 18 percent toward the religions of the world, 9 per cent following the Islamic religious instruction, and 1 percent Buddhist classes.
The curriculum has been implemented in 20 Russian regions and there were approximately 300 thousand students attend the program.
Earlier, the Russian Orthodox Church supports mandatory subjects of religion and culture to students. *
pictures: Russia's PM Putin attends a meeting with religious leaders at the Danilov Monastery in Moscow