• Regina Elsner

    Regina Elsner

    Catholic Theologian and Researcher at the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)

    Regina Elsner is a Catholic theologian and, since September 2017, a researcher at the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS). Within the project ‘Morality instead of peace,’ she is investigating the dynamics of Russian Orthodox social ethics since the fall of the Soviet Union.

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The Russian Orthodox Church and CoronavirusRethinking the Question of “Relevance to the System”

ελληνικά | ру́сский In some respects, the global coronavirus crisis has brought to light ruptures that in normal times were often dismissed as marginal problems of small groups. Unresolved and underestimated social injustices became obvious and were recognized as threatening more than just the existence of the respective groups. A similar effect of the coronavirus...
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Global Orthodoxy, Inter-Orthodox Relations

Is There a “Frozen Conflict” in Orthodoxy?And If So, What Can We Do About It?

This text was given as a talk during the theological conference “Ukraine: Die orthodoxe Kirche vor dem Schisma?” in Munich (February 7-8, 2020) and slightly edited for Public Orthodoxy. During a conference on the crisis in Orthodoxy caused by the establishment of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, ... Read more.
Ethics, Theology

Searching for Social Ethics

The International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) as the largest meeting of Orthodox theologians from all over the world was a remarkable event not only for the Orthodox world but also for a Catholic theologian engaged with Orthodox theology. As my own research focuses on (Russian) Orthodox ... Read more.