Russian Church Proposes to Make Use of Platforms Like BRICS & SCO to Reaffirm Traditional Family Values Globally

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According to Father Fedor Lukyanov, head of the Patriarchal Commission for Family, Maternity and Childhood Protection, new platforms and institutions are needed to create and implement such acts in national legislation

The Russian Orthodox Church suggests adopting special international acts to affirm traditional values in the modern world, including the protection of the family as the union of a man and a woman and the right to "be what you are born with". The platforms for discussing these initiatives could be organizations with Russian participation - the CSTO, BRICS and SCO, said the head of the Patriarchal Commission for Family, Maternity and Childhood Protection, priest Fedor Lukyanov, speaking at the forum "Army-2022."

"We have universal traditional values that unite us and today especially need protection. New challenges facing humanity dictate the need to initiate international acts that respond to threats and risks. "The Collective Security Treaty Organization, BRICS (an association of five countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization could become venues for discussion. This will fill the organizations with global meaningful sense of association, make them full-fledged institutions, the guarantors of future peace and prosperity of mankind," said Fr.

According to him, today there is an urgent need, for example, to improve bioethical legislation restricting human experimentation at all stages of development, beginning with conception. In the sphere of social relations, according to the head of the Patriarchal Commission, we need acts to protect the family as the union of a man and a woman and "to protect the right of the biological sex - to be what one is born, a man and a woman. In the sphere of information and spiritual security it is necessary to talk about "protection of personality and human dignity in the digital space," Lukyanov noted.

The Russian Orthodox Church believes that new platforms and institutions are needed to create and implement such legal acts in national legislation. "Convincing the existing ones to rearrange, I'm afraid, is pointless," the Church representative said. According to him, the Moscow Patriarchate and the Patriarchal Commission on the Family have experience in organizing events to protect traditional values and are always open to cooperation.

"At the end of the two world wars, fundamental acts were adopted to prevent a repetition of the catastrophe. Today they need revision and analysis, many acts have been reinterpreted and devalued, they need to regain their original significance, control over compliance," Fr. Fedor added.

A representative of the Russian Orthodox Church spoke at a closed round table at the forum "Army-2022", his words were quoted by the press service of the Patriarchal Commission.


Source: pk-semya.ru (Russian)




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