14 November in Moscow in the column hall of House of Unions will host the first Forum of active laity “favor”, which will bring together 1500 active Orthodox people, professionals in various fields. The event is organized by the Publishing house “Nike” and the Foundation “Thomas Center” with the support of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media of the Moscow Patriarchate.
In the program: performances and interviews well-known Church hierarchs and priests, public and political figures, successful believers entrepreneurs and artists. Through the prism of their personal experience they will respond to topical issues of modern layman: how to walk a spiritual path in a secular society? how to be successful in the world and be a Christian? as the bustle to build a happy family?
The forum will be the Creator of the network “chaihona №1” Alexey Vasilchuk, author of the book “Unholy saints” Metropolitan Tikhon (Shevkunov), producer and Director Eduard Boyakov, the investor and philanthropist Ilya Zibarev, head of the project “Common cause. The revival of wooden churches of the North” Archpriest Alexy Yakovlev, Authorized under the RF President on the rights of the child Anna Kuznetsova, businessman and investor Levan Vasadze, a journalist and political analyst Vladimir Legoyda, the TV reporter and producer Boris korchevnikov, associate Professor of the Moscow theological Academy, Archpriest Pavel Velikanov, D. D. monks twins Cyril and Methodius (Zinkovskiy), CEO of online education company Active Learning Alexey Korovin, founder of recruitment portal SuperJob Alexei Zakharov, head of the “Mercy” Bishop Panteleimon (Shatov), journalist and TV presenter tutta Larsen.
The forum “favor” will be a platform for discussion of topical issues of spiritual and social life of a modern Christian. Participants will receive valuable ideas to realize their talents, to get acquainted with real examples of the active life of the laity, meet like-minded people. To participate you must register on the website and donate any amount of “Charity” or help Fund insulin-dependent children and pregnant women to Be Together.
The forum is held with participation of the Association of charitable foundations ‘ “face the nation” and the Russian Art Union.