• Lidiya Lozova

    British Academy Fellow in the Theology and Religion Department, University of Exeter

    Lidiya Lozova defended her doctoral thesis in History and Theory of Culture/Art History at the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Art of Ukraine in 2015 in Kyiv. Her dissertation examined the theological dimension of the Leningrad School of Avantgarde Art from the 1920s-1960s. Earlier, she completed her Bachelor’s and two Master’s degrees in cultural studies and intercultural humanities from National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.

    Before leaving Ukraine because of the Russian invasion in February 2022, for twelve years she was a researcher at the European Humanities Research Centre of the University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and a book translator, editor, and project manager at “Spirit and Letter” Research and Publishing Association (Kyiv), focusing on Christian theology, ecumenical relations, and civic peacebuilding involving faith communities. She co-translated the document For the Life of the World. Towards the Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church into Ukrainian and Russian. Her current research project at the University of Exeter concerns the social ethos of Eastern Christian icons, specifically modern icons and icon-like images that appear during wartime in Ukraine. Her areas of academic interest include iconography, Orthodox social ethos, the encounter between traditional Orthodox spirituality and the challenges of modernity, and religious peacebuilding.

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Religion and Conflict

On Non-Violence, Defense, and Victory in the Context of the Russian Aggression against Ukraine

First of all, let me make my standpoint clear: I am from Ukraine, I am Orthodox, I have experience and interest in peacebuilding, and I co-translated the document For the Life of the World: Towards the Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church (FLOW) into Ukrainian and Russian. I find this document a profound and inspiring...
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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Public Life

Humble Abuse and ResponsibilitySome Reflections on the Situation Around the UOC

First, I would like to say two things. From 2009 to 2019, I was quite involved in the life of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC)—from singing and helping a priest-monk at a local parish near Kyiv to assisting the bishop during international trips to translating for international ecumenical gu... Read more.
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Culture and Arts

Saviors on Weapon BoardsTwo Kinds of Social Ethos during Wartime

  Icon painting is rightly considered to be the visual expression of the Orthodox tradition. The icon speaks of the Gospel, the liturgy, the hymnography, the saints, the dogmas, and the pedagogy of the church. Icons testify to the reality of God’s Incarnation, the image of God in each of ... Read more.
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