A partner of the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies, a permanent participant of the Interreligious and Ecological Civic Forum, Father Ihor Plevskyi is a priest in the Greek Catholic parish of Chisinau (Moldova). He faithfully carries out his priestly vocation, serving God and people in this parish, both as a pastor and as a catechist. Such catechisms take place every Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Roman Catholic Cathedral.
Children and young people are in great need of spiritual growth and mentoring, and they get this opportunity in the “Sunday school” of the parish. During these catechisms, it is first of all important to understand the essence of creation – where and how the world originates, the role of man in it. This is important for the formation of a worldview. Equally important is the understanding of the harmonious coexistence of man and creation – nature. One such catechism with an ecological aspect took place on November 26, 2022. During the catechism, the young parishioners learned that everyone should take a decisive step today in their own conversion to the responsible relationship between man and the environment.
The event took place with the participation of children of IDPs as part of the project “Churches, religious and public organizations for the eco-education of national minorities”, which is implemented by the Interreligious and Environmental Civil Forum of Eastern Europe (IRCEF) (head by Alexander Bokotey) in cooperation with the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU Bundesverband NABU International ) with the support of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Auswärtiges Amt #AA_Kultur ) project coordinators Ivan Tymofeiev (NABU), Nataliya Kulya (IRCEF).
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