On February 12, the Metropolitan took part in a meeting of the Joint Working Group on Cooperation between the Holy See and the Russian Orthodox Church, and in the afternoon, in an interfaith conference at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, dedicated to the theme: “Saints are signs and seeds of unity.” In an interview with the Vatican radio correspondent, the hierarch spoke about the ways of convergence of the two Churches in the context of modern challenges:
“I call this collaboration a strategic alliance between Catholics and Orthodox. I mean that we now have no opportunity to solve all the accumulated problems of a theological and ecclesiological nature, but nothing prevents us from working together and feeling like not rivals, but allies.
Organic agriculture continues to grow steadily around the world. Every year, the Swiss Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL publishes statistics "The World of Organic Agriculture", this year 21 collections have already been released. Key indicators from it are presented today at the world exhibition BIOFACH 2020, participants of the Union of Organic Agriculture from Nuremberg pass, where they take part in the collective Russian stand and as part of the Russian delegation.
Four years after the historic meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, an interfaith conference on the theme “Saints - Signs and Seeds of Unity” began in Rome on February 12. Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, take part in the meeting.
January 29, 2020 in Italy, in the city of Bologna, for the implementation of programs in the field of additional professional education, for the implementation of joint scientific and technical projects for the exchange of experience and knowledge, the National Union of Grain Producers (RF, Moscow), NOCHO DPO “International Industrial Academy” (RF, Moscow ) and FederBio Servici (Italy, Bologna) signed a memorandum of understanding.
January 28, 2020 in Moscow, the signing of documents on the creation of the Russian - Italian company FederBio. On the Italian side, there was a member of the Board of Directors of the FederBio Association (https://feder.bio), Dr. Aldo Cervi.
Tasks of the company to carry out Consulting and consultations on organic issues.
The scope of the company also provides for the implementation of programs in the implementation of joint scientific and technical projects for the exchange of experience and knowledge between companies - world leaders in the field of organic farming and the production of organic food products and Russian organizations.
December 17, 2019 - Christoph Stuckelberger, professor of ethics and theology at the University of Basel, professor at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, founder and President of the Globalethics.net non-profit foundation (Geneva) received the award “100 Leading Education Leaders” at the Global Forum on Education and Training (GFEL), which took place in Dubai from December 16 to 18, 2019.
GFEL, which is already 2 years old, seeks to introduce new approaches and innovations in the field of knowledge sharing in order to build a new education system.
On December 27, 2019, the regular meeting of the Coordination Council was held. At the meeting, the results of 2019 were summarized and work plans for 2020 were approved.
The event was attended by members and founders of the Council: the Head of the Representative Office of the Italian bank UBI Bank in Moscow Ferdinando Pelazzo, Vice-President of Alfa-Bank PJSC, President of the Ethical Entrepreneurship Coordination Council Galina Fomina, Ex-Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation , Head of the CCI agribusiness CCI subcommittee Andrei Volkov, President of the Line of Life Charitable Foundation Faina Zakharova, Russian politician, economist, financial ombudsman Pavel Medvedev.
New year is not just the beginning of a new calendar, it is new hopes, successes, and victories.
We look forward to the future with confidence and we have every reason to be optimistic -
clear and concrete development plans, real opportunities for their implementation!
Let luck and good mood be your constant companions in the New year,
let the joy of fulfilled hopes and desires never leave You.
Let there be prosperity in the house, and peace and love in the family. We wish you good health, happiness and prosperity!
The coordinating Council of "Ethical entrepreneurship" wishes everyone a happy New year and Christmas!
On November 29, 2019, Moscow hosted the next meeting of the working group on agricultural issues of the Russian-Italian Coordination Council “Ethical Entrepreneurship”, which was attended by: member of the Board of Directors of the FederBio Association (Italy) Dr. Aldo Cervi, member of the Board of Directors of the National Union of Grain Producers Vladimir Malkov, member of the Committee on the Development of the Agro-Industrial Complex of the RF CCI Andrei Volkov.
Author of the material Marina Jashi, international journalist and consultant on cross-cultural communications.
Visiting Marina Jashi Elena Vyshlova and Andrey Germanchuk, procurement experts and managing partners of V&G Procurement. Andrey is also the author of the article "Ethics in business: formalism or a tool for change?» (https://vgprocurement.ru/ru/blog_2_ru.html), in which he reflects on why it is so difficult to make ethical decisions, and what companies that adopt the code of ethics should be prepared for.
On November 12, 2019, in Moscow, as part of the development of partnerships with the Feder Bio Association, at the initiative of the Coordination Council and the National Union of Grain Producers, a regular meeting of the Agrobusiness Club was held on the exchange of international experience in the production and certification of organic products. Dr. Aldo Cervi, member of the Board of Directors of the Italian association FederBio, arrived on a special visit; from the side of the Council, Galina Fomina, Andrey Volkov and Lorenzo Sasso took part in the event.
On November 15, 2019, a working Breakfast of members of the coordinating Council "Ethical entrepreneurship" with representatives of the non-profit Foundation was held Globalethics.net.
The meeting was attended by: founder and President of the Board Galina Fomina, head of the representative Office of the Italian Bank UBI Bank in Moscow Ferdinando Pelazzo, Dean Of the faculty of Finance and banking of Ranepa Seda Nasibyan, managing Director for financial institutions at RSHB Asset Management Alexey Bogomolov, associate Professor of public policy and regulation at the HSE faculty of social Sciences, member of the Board Lorenzo Sasso.
On November 12, 2019, ranepa hosted a meeting of the Dean Of the faculty of Finance and banking Sedy Nasibyan with Professor of ethics and theology at the University of Basel, Professor at the National research nuclear University "MEPhI", founder and President of the non-profit Foundation Globalethics.net (Geneva) by Christoph Stuckelberger. The meeting was also attended by The Director of educational programs of the Foundation Globalethics.net Dr. A. T. Andres-Kemmler.
On October 20, 2019, a huge number of people lined up to worship the great shrines of the Cross and the prayer Book of geronda Paisii svyatogorets in the center of Moscow, in the Studio Dimensional icon. The mission is organized by the club of Orthodox patrons (https://rkpm.ru) and personally its President and member of the coordinating Council "Ethical entrepreneurship" Andrey Poklonsky. The elder from mount Athos is known for performing miraculous deeds both during his life and after his departure. Paisii provides special assistance to cancer patients and the possessed, helps victims of road accidents, accidents, saving them from death. The Elder appeared to many patients in hospitals; various personal items of the Elder work miracles and exude an ineffable fragrance. Many people call Paisius svyatogorets the Greek Seraphim of Sarov. Today, perhaps, there is no Orthodox Christian on earth who has not read his books, watched films about him, and had his icon in his home iconostasis.
Members of the coordinating Council "Ethical entrepreneurship" Galina Fomina and Andrey Volkov took part in the Eurasian industrial Congress "Integration 2019", which was held on October 15 at the "President hotel" in Moscow.
Sessions of the sections "Industry and construction materials", "Pharmaceuticals and medical equipment", "mechanical engineering", "Agricultural and industrial complex", "Energy strategy of the EEU countries and partner States"were held in the format of round tables. Andrey Volkov was the key speaker of the section "Agricultural and industrial complex".