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Better the Godless East than the Immoral West<span class='secondary-title'>Great Power Logic and the Approach of the Russian Orthodox Church towards China </span>
Inter-Orthodox Relations, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Politics, Uncategorized

Better the Godless East than the Immoral WestGreat Power Logic and the Approach of the Russian Orthodox Church towards China

by Alicja Curanović | български | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, experts have been scrupulously analyzing the Russian Orthodox Church’s (ROC) reaction to the conflict. Its support for the Kremlin triggered comments about the Church being a state-controlled ideology entrepreneur which has confused Christian values with imperial geopolitics….

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The Crisis in Tigray: Orthodox Christians’ Hope and Demise
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The Crisis in Tigray: Orthodox Christians’ Hope and Demise

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски Since the eruption of hostilities in November 2020 between federal and regional forces in Tigray, Ethiopia’s northern state bordering Eritrea, two major dimensions of the crisis have been at odds with each other. There is the armed conflict and its immeasurable human cost and…

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Remembering Sergey Sergeevich Horujy (1941-2020)
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Remembering Sergey Sergeevich Horujy (1941-2020)

A towering intellectual voice in Russian Orthodoxy is no longer. Sergey Sergeevich Horujy passed away in Moscow on September 22, 2020. I write this note with great sadness and full of gratitude to a friend, teacher, and intellectual guide.   I first met Sergey Horujy in 2005 during the research for my doctoral dissertation. He…

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The War on Drugs and Systemic Racism<span class='secondary-title'>Why Christians Should Care</span>
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The War on Drugs and Systemic RacismWhy Christians Should Care

Ελληνικά The “War on Drugs” has been a bi-partisan effort spanning several decades that is one of the key components of “systemic racism” and anti-blackness in the United States and elsewhere. The roots of the War on Drugs lie in Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration and the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, but it did not…

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How Sacred Is Sacred Art?
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How Sacred Is Sacred Art?

Ελληνικά As an artist, and an Anglican Catholic, I read with particular attention Addison Hart’s letter on the comments of Shaun King asking for the destruction of white Jesus.    One must ask then, should sacred art be sacred? Protected from the accidents of history? Or all art? And who decides what is sacred? Or for that…

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Hagia Sophia and the Challenge of Religious Freedom
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Hagia Sophia and the Challenge of Religious Freedom

ελληνικά | српски Christian leaders and secular governments around the world have condemned, with good reason, the recent decision of a Turkish court to reconvert Hagia Sophia into a mosque. Indeed, this ruling is just the latest step in a century-long effort by the Turkish government to erase both the history and presence of Christianity…

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