On November 14, 2023, Nevskaya Ratusha Business Center in St. Petersburg hosted an interdenominational forum entitled “The Traditional Family in the Context of Digital Transformation.” In his greeting speech at the plenary meeting, ELCIR Bishop Ivan Laptev talked about the abilities of religious organizations to help preserve families.
At subpanel meetings, Deacon Aleksei Kargaltsev, Cand. Sc. (History), and children’s minister Zinaida Lourié, Cand. Sc. (History), made a presentation on “The Traditional Family and Lutheran Child and Adult Nurture and Education.” Yevgenia Gavrilenko, head of the ELCIR Children and Youth Department, presented a stand board describing our Church’s family ministry.