Religious Studies is taught in schools in Lithuania, but when pupils are given the choice many are choosing to go to Ethics classes instead. There is a lack of Christian teaching resources and contemporary literature – many pupils don’t want to go to Religious Studies as the lessons are boring.
But these classes give many children the opportunity to hear Bible stories for the first time in their lives.
‘Bible Adventure’ is an exciting programme run by the Bible Society of Lithuania. The project presents the story of the Old Testament and of the New Testament in an attractive, interesting and interactive way. It also helps to prepare instructors and equips them with the visual aids and skills they need to have a ‘Bible Adventure’ in their own school. Bibles and related materials are being made available to school children and their teachers in the classroom and in school libraries.
Photo: The book of Ruth is opened from the ‘Big Bible’