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Moscow will host the conference "Orthodoxy and Koreans"

Tomorrow in Moscow, in the Spassky Cathedral of the Zaikonospassky stavropegic monastery, an international scientific and practical conference "Orthodoxy and Koreans" will open, reports IA Ruskor.

 The conference is part of the anniversary celebrations at the state-public level 150 anniversary of the residence of Koreans in Russia. Its goal is to reveal the feat and selfless work of Russian Orthodox missionaries in the field of spiritual enlightenment of Korean immigrants. The development of the mission among Koreans of Primorsky Krai and Priamurye, and later throughout Russia, is a vivid example of the involvement of migrants in the spiritual and cultural sphere of the Russian people, the Russian civilizational space, while maintaining the national identity of the ethnic minority.

It is dedicated to the 150 anniversary of the residence of Koreans in Russia. The first immigrants from the Korean Peninsula began settling in the Russian Far East in the middle of the 19 century. Already in the first years of the formation of the Korean population in the Amur Region, his administration drew attention to the need to spread the Orthodox Christian faith among the settlers. Most Koreans considered baptism an act of entering Russian citizenship and therefore willingly agreed to be baptized. In 1870, when he was the governor-general of Eastern Siberia, MS Korsakov in the South Ussuri region, local authorities convinced him that Koreans would willingly accept the Orthodox faith if secular and spiritual leadership paid proper attention to this. Immediately after that, the Primorsky Governor was ordered to render all possible assistance to the clergy in this noble cause.

Thanks to the mutual desire to bring together the Russian and Korean peoples, the successes of the spread of Orthodoxy among Koreans, especially in the Russian Far East, were significant.

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia gave his primacy blessing to hold the international scientific-practical conference "Orthodoxy and Koreans." The greeting to the participants of the conference was sent by the Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, Minister of Regional Development of the Russian Federation Igor Slyunyaev. The All-Russian Association of Koreans (OOK) is the co-organizer of the conference together with the Zaikonospassky stavropegic male monastery.

Well-known public and religious figures, religious scholars, historians, government officials, students of oriental studies at Moscow universities will take part in the conference.

The modern aspect: Orthodoxy as one of the ways of integration into the spiritual and cultural space of Russia - will be the topic of a round table that will take place on May 27 in the conference hall of the All-Russian Association of Koreans. Within the framework of the event, the presentation of the book "Orthodoxy and Koreans" published by the KLO will take place.

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