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Сведения об образовательной организации Во исполнение постановления Правительства РФ № 582 от 10 июля 2013 года, Приказа Федеральной службы по надзору в сфере образования и науки от 29 мая 2014 г. № 785

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Russo-German Student Conference on Religion in the Modern World
From September 17-23, 2018, students participating in the 9th Russo-German Student Conference discussed the religious situation in the modern world.

On September 17, 2018, the 9th Russo-German Student Conference was opened in the Conciliar Chamber of Saint Tikhon´s Orthodox University of the Humanities (main building). It was organized by the Faculty of Theology of Saint Tikhon´s Orthodox University of the Humanities (STOUH), the Faculty of Philosophy at Moscow State University (MSU), and the Faculty of Theology at the Humboldt University in Berlin. The bilateral forum examined the religious situation in the modern world.
The first such bilateral conference took place in 2003, when an agreement was signed concerning collaboration between Saint Tikhon´s Orthodox University of the Humanities and the Faculty of Theology of the Humboldt University in Berlin. Joint academic projects have been being implemented with great success for over 15 years now and conducted alternately in Berlin and Moscow. For details, see: http://international.pstgu.ru/ru/layout/konferentsii-i-seminary/russko-nemetskie-konferentsii.html (Russian-language link).

The Faculty of Philosophy of MSU was one of the organizers of the most recent meeting. The opening of the conference was also attended by a group of German doctoral students who are members of the “Petersburg Dialogue” civil societies in both Russia and Germany.
At the plenary session of the first day of the conference, talks were given by Professor Konstantin M. Mihailov of the Faculty of Theology at STOUH and Professor Notger Slenczka of the Faculty of Theology at the Humboldt University in Berlin, on “Secularizaton and De-secularization in the Theological and Philosophical Tradition of Russian Religious Thought” and “Religiöse Bindung in der pluralistischen Gesellschaft” (“Religious Consciousness in Pluralistic Society”), respectively. The first day of the conference then continued with reports prepared by students from both parties and discussions of the same.

The first day of the conference also featured a roundtable discussion at the Faculty of Philosophy at MSU.
On September 19, subsequent sessions of the conference took place in the Main Building of STOUH. The work of the conference began with a talk by two students from STOUH, which addressed processes of secularization and de-secularization in the Soviet and post-Soviet periods. A second report, which was prepared by members of the German delegation from the Humboldt University, addressed the topic of “Criticism of the Theory of Secularization: Transformation of Religion in the Modern Era”.

On September 21, the closing session of the conference, the Russian delegation gave a paper on the topic of “Pastoral Ministry in the post-Soviet Era: In Search of Identity”. The German party´s paper addressed a number of contemporary German theologians´ understanding of the phenomenon of secularization, as well as the model of homiletics proposed by them for the Church in modern conditions of pluralism, individualism, secularism, and so forth.

In summarizing the results of the 9th Conference, both the German professors and teachers (Professors Slenczka and George, Privatdozent Flogaus), and the organizers of the conference (especially the Very Rev. Archpriest Georgy Orehanov) expressed their deep gratitude to each other for the chance to continue such a productive dialogue between Faculties of Theology of STOUH and Humboldt University, the main goal of which is, in Fr. Georgy´s words, to enable lively communication that will provide an opportunity to listen to each other and work together for a common cause.

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