Religion and Conflict

Publications: 58

Breaking the Revenge Cycle?
Ethics, Religion and Conflict

Breaking the Revenge Cycle? Russian Thinkers on Hatred and Love

The hatreds created by war can last for centuries. Putin said recently (in his interview with Tucker Carlson) that ties between Russia and Ukraine would eventually be rebuilt. “It will take a lot of time, but they will heal,” he declared. In the light of Russia’s brutality in the Ukraine war, this feels unrealistic, not…

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Should Orthodox Christians Leave Patriarch Kirill to Caesar?
Ecclesiology, Inter-Orthodox Relations, Religion and Conflict

Should Orthodox Christians Leave Patriarch Kirill to Caesar? A Response to Fr. John Chryssavgis

Since the recent article by my deeply respected friend and teacher Fr. John Chryssavgis caused heated arguments, I, as a Ukrainian, would like to respond by clarifying certain issues, expressing my appreciation, and presenting criticism. The most important points that Fr. John makes are the following: (1) that church and world are not two separate…

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The Orthodox Church of Finland and the War in Ukraine
Inter-Orthodox Relations, Religion and Conflict

The Orthodox Church of Finland and the War in Ukraine

Orthodox Christians in Russia are sometimes surprised to learn that Patriarch Kirill is only representing the Russian Orthodox Church and that his views can in no way be taken as the views of the entire Orthodox Church. Orthodox in the West sometimes complain that their church leadership has remained silent about the war in Ukraine….

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Are Nuclear Weapons Moral?
Ethics, Religion and Conflict

Are Nuclear Weapons Moral? In Search of Orthodox Christian Thought on Deterrence and Disarmament

I happened to be in Sweden when the country joined NATO two months ago. On March 6, an American nuclear-capable B-52 strategic bomber overflew the capital region in a show of solidarity with the newest alliance member. On the ground below, in the Stockholm suburbs, I was beginning my field work with Orthodox Christians to…

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The Moscow Patriarchate and the “Struggle for War”
Religion and Conflict

The Moscow Patriarchate and the “Struggle for War”

On March 27, 2024, an extraordinary session of the World Russian People’s Council (WRPC) was held in Moscow. Patriarch Kirill personally presided over the congress. The main event of the Congress was the approval of the Edict (in Russian: Nakaz) of the XXV World Russian People’s Council, “The Present and Future of the Russian World.”…

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