Education and Academia

Publications: 18

The Fear of Tomorrow in Religious Education in Greece
Education and Academia

The Fear of Tomorrow in Religious Education in Greece

Over the past several decades in the Greek region, a discernible decline has been observed in both the enthusiasm and substantive content associated with religious studies within the modern school system, a trend persisting today. The curricula, established over half a century ago, have been notably centered on Orthodox-based teachings, ethical considerations, and biblical narratives,…

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Teaching Orthodox Ethics at a Protestant Seminary
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Education and Academia, Ethics

Teaching Orthodox Ethics at a Protestant Seminary Reflections on FLOW

Editor’s Note: This essay was originally delivered as part of a panel session on For the Life of the World: Towards a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church at the 2024 annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics. There could hardly be a context more distant from the Orthodox Church than the McAfee School…

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2023 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival: First-Place Speeches
Education and Academia

2023 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival: First-Place Speeches

We are honored to present the first-place junior and senior division speeches from the 2023 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival held at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Clifton, NJ. The oratorical festival is an annual nationwide youth ministry of the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that gives students…

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Advice on the Future of Religion in America from a College Class
Education and Academia, Public Life

Advice on the Future of Religion in America from a College Class

When the New York Times recently asked readers to tell them why they had left their religion behind some 7,000 readers responded (“Why Do People Lose Their Religion?” June 7, 2023). Clearly there is a lot of painful pent-up feeling about this. But an equally intriguing question is, “Why do people keep their religion?” This…

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Save Kyiv Theological Academy
Education and Academia, Religion and Politics

Save Kyiv Theological Academy

Students of Kyiv Theological Academy In 2022, the Russian Federation began full-scale military aggression against Ukraine. There are already many thousands of victims in this terrible war, not only military, but also civilians.   The Ukrainian Orthodox Church took the side of the Ukrainian people from the very beginning of the war. Already on February 24,…

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The Church Meets in Volos
Education and Academia

The Church Meets in Volos A Non-Academic’s Impressions of the Second IOTA Mega-Conference

I arrived in Volos a day early so my family could get settled into our Airbnb and immediately felt a certain hesitation about the days ahead. As a priest of the Orthodox Church in America pastoring and preaching in a parochial, domesticated way for 30+ years, I am used to depending on easily accessible basic…

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Public Orthodoxy is a publication of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University