• Tamara Grdzelidze

    Georgian Orthodox Theologian Teaching at the Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia

    Tamara Grdzelidze is a Georgian Orthodox theologian who teaches at the Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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The Georgian Protests: Dramatic Days, an Unexpected Outcome

  Early on March 9th, the Georgian population learned that the Georgian Dream party announced the withdrawal of the draft on transparency of foreign influence. It was on March 7th that Parliament of Georgia, with a majority from the Georgian Dream party, passed the first reading of the controversial law on “foreign agents” (any organization...
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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Politics

Foreign Diplomats Assess the Vatican’s Ostpolitik

Image: iStock.com/PhotoBeto It was a great opportunity to express solidarity to Ukraine by taking part in a panel discussion at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv on July 1. Four ex-ambassadors to the Holy See—Ukrainian,  Lithuanian, EU (originally from Poland), Georgian—were invited to ... Read more.
Public Life, Religion and Politics

Violence in Georgia and the Ambivalence of a Cross

In the aftermath of erecting a metal cross to replace the flag of Europe in front of Georgia’s Parliament on July 5, my intention was to write only on the ambivalence of this cross, but things took a horrifying turn. World media and social platforms gave an ample coverage to the events that unfold... Read more.
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