Russian Orthodox Church’s cooperation with UN agencies discussed in Moscow

A round-table conference on Cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and UN agencies has begun on November 26 in Moscow. It is attended by representatives of various UN agencies working in the Russian Federation, as well as those of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations and church organizations carrying out social work in various areas.

It is the first meeting to gather together church and UN workers for a discussion on possible areas of cooperation in solving urgent problems facing Russian society in social, educational, medical and other areas. The meeting is also expected to work out specific mechanisms of cooperation in actual work.