2010

ADDRESS BY SERGEY KIVALOV

ADDRESS BY
SERGEY KIVALOV
PEOPLE’S DEPUTY OF UKRAINE, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY “ODESSA LAW ACADEMY”
TO THE VISITORS OF THE WEBSITE OF THE PARISH CHURCH SCHOOL

We live in the epoch when the introduction of information in many respects determines peoples’ attitude and outlook. The information flow is crucial to the selection of moral and human landmarks in life.
Much has changed within the society since the introduction of mobile communications and the Internet. People use these useful inventions in order to accelerate progress in science and technology, which in turn helps to improve and develop the educational system. At the present day information is public and used by all age groups in society.
Each of these developments has certain drawbacks in addition to positive aspects. Unfortunately, the immersion in the virtual world impairs and creates shortage of human communication. I see no need to renounce social networking, but frequently they deprive us of the opportunity to see and perceive the world, and consequently it is critical for the individual.
The website of the Parish Church School will be launched this year. We hope that Ukraine’s first school will provide vast opportunities for the religious education of the younger generation. At our school attention will be equally given to moral upbringing and general education, inasmuch  as it is necessary for our country, especially considering our times and historical past. For years the official authorities regarded Church as a resort for elderly and infirm people. Today, as in years to come, the Holy Orthodox Church is a vigorous and formative force.
Spiritual education of young people should become a public requirement by virtue of the fact that young people will be prop and support of the Church and the Motherland in future. Our school’s objective is to educate the younger generation in the spirit of Christianity, as long as it is a priority, especially when our country has faced severities. Each word and action should contribute to peace and devotion among the people of Ukraine. We believe that our on-line resource will be helpful  by way of analytical, spiritual and information material together with contribution to peace and common understanding between people.