Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Publications: 74

Pope Francis’s Engagement with the Orthodox<span class='secondary-title'>An Afterward Comment on His Visit to Cyprus and Greece</span>
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Pope Francis’s Engagement with the OrthodoxAn Afterward Comment on His Visit to Cyprus and Greece

by Pantelis Kalaitzidis | български | ქართული | Română | Русский | Српски This essay was published in Greek at Polymeros kai Polytropos, the blog of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies. Since the very beginning of his papacy, Pope Francis has appeared in front of the crowd gathered physically at the St. Peter’s square and the entire…

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Pope Francis in Cyprus and Greece
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Pope Francis in Cyprus and Greece

The papal trip to Cyprus and Greece (December 2-6, 2021) showed Francis’ attention to the Mediterranean, which was also the focus of his first trip (Lampedusa in July 2013), but also his attention to Eastern Orthodoxy as a traveling companion to a Catholic Church increasingly subject to identitarian and nationalist tensions in Europe and worldwide….

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Liturgy and the Limits of Minority Rights<span class='secondary-title'>The Opening of the “Taşhoran Church and Cultural Center” in Malatya, Turkey</span>
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Politics

Liturgy and the Limits of Minority RightsThe Opening of the “Taşhoran Church and Cultural Center” in Malatya, Turkey

“To find something that is lost is always a happy occasion!” So said Patriarch Sahak II Maşalyan of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, during his sermon at the first Divine Liturgy to be celebrated at the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church in Malatya, Turkey, in over one hundred years. Reconstructed through joint efforts of the…

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Caste as a Protected Category and Indian Christianity
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Public Life

Caste as a Protected Category and Indian Christianity

by Sonja Thomas | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски It is time for Eastern rite Catholics and Orthodox Christians in the United States to join hands and fight against casteism. Members of the community must support initiatives to make caste a protected category at schools, colleges, and universities as…

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Islam, Europe, and Democracy<span class='secondary-title'>Seeking Answers in an Ongoing Discussion</span>
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Islam, Europe, and DemocracySeeking Answers in an Ongoing Discussion

by Angeliki Ziaka | български | Română | Русский | Српски A version of this essay was published in Greek at Polymeros kai Polytropos, the blog of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies. A Georgian translation of the Greek text is also available. When approaching the discourse on “Islam, Europe, and Democracy,” and laying aside apparent understandings and admissions, we are faced with…

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Christian Unity Through Saints Peter and Paul
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Christian Unity Through Saints Peter and Paul

by Kevin Beck | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română |  Русский | Српски I am a Roman Catholic who loves Orthodoxy. In addition to the historical figures of Orthodoxy, more recent Orthodox Christians have had a profound influence on me. Orthodox clergy including His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop Elpidophoros, and Metropolitan Anthony Bloom…

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