A large-scale religious event «Christmas Readings» was held in Minsk. The event, aimed at promoting cooperation between the church and the state, social institutions, was held for the fourth time and gathered together representatives of the clergy, executive branch, law enforcement agencies, educators, culture and science, and students. During the action, a program of cooperation was signed between the Belarusian Orthodox Church and the Ministry of Health. The spiritual education of young people was discussed in the context of the challenges of the 21st century.