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Chair of external church relations

The MA Course at the Chair of External Church Relations provides for practical training in various unites of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations. The first practical training of this kind was conducted in summer 2012.

The preparation and conduct of lectures by visiting representatives of Christian Churches, traditional religious communities and foreign ambassadors accredited in Moscow. The themes of their lectures include inter-Christian contacts, interreligious dialogue and topical issues of international relations.

Formation and further improvement of the educational and methodological basis for teaching the MS Course. At present, for those majoring in External Church Relations, the School has prepared the following modules: Inter-Orthodox Relations, Inter-Christian Relations, the Russian Orthodox Church in Today’s System of International Relation, and Problems of Today’s Political Science. The preparation of the module on Problems of Church Unity is underway.