In 2008 the Macedonian Government introduced religious education in State schools for the first time since 1991, following our State independence from ex-Yugoslavia. This is a great opportunity to support the schools, reaching children aged 10 and 11, in the fifth class in elementary schools, who will study the course in parallel with the history of religions. The teachers have few resources for preparing the lessons and some are not very knowledgeable about the Bible, so we will provide Bibles and biblical material for teachers and school libraries and New Testaments for the school children. Despite an attempt by secularists in 2009 to stop the lessons, they are continuing in an almost identical format, but under a new title ‘Ethics in Religion’ with a course for Christians called ‘Christian Ethics’. We very much want to continue to provide the children in schools with our literature during the academic year 2011-2012.
School teachers and school children.