Expert: UGCC seminarians are in ecumenical dialogue with Jews and Muslims
Lyidmila Filipovich noted the merits of the UGCC Trinity Theological Seminary, which is "future-conscious” and trains “in the spirit of interreligious understanding”.
Seminarians of the UGCC visit not only other Christian denominaitons, but also Jews, Muslims and others. Lyudmila Filipovich, religious scholar, professor, head of the Department of Philosophy and History of Religion at the Hryhoriy Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, spoke about it at the ecumenical conference, which took place in Kyiv on October 26.
“This is the only spiritual educational institution in Ukraine where a course of practical religious studies is taught, within the framework of which we annually go with seminarians not only to other Christian denominations, but also to Jews, Muslims, Sahaji Yogis, Bahá'ís and so on in general,” said Filipovich, speaking about the Trinity Theological Seminary of the UGCC.
In her opinion, this is because "the rector is future-conscious and trains his seminarians in the spirit not only of Christian ecumenism, but also in the spirit of interreligious understanding."
We will remind, earlier Lyudmila Filipovich told how she helped to fabricate a case against the priest of the UOC.
As the UOJ reported, on October 26, Kyiv hosted a conference “Catholic-Orthodox Documents and Their Reception in Ukraine”, at which representatives of the UGCC, Phanar and the OCU discussed ways to unity.