Short Reads on November 2021

Domestic Violence, Faith, and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church
Gender and Sexuality

Domestic Violence, Faith, and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

As the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign takes off, it is an opportune time to revisit the role of faith and theology in addressing domestic violence. The relationship between faith/spirituality and domestic violence is not a simple one, but it is definitely one that should be understood with the nuance it deserves…

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Orthodoxy and Psychoanalysis
Theology

Orthodoxy and Psychoanalysis

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски Are psychological wellbeing and salvation antithetical concepts? If one stops at the investigations of some Orthodox authors, one might easily gather the impression that the Orthodox faith is not compatible with practices like psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. The aims of psychotherapy seem at times to…

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Liturgy and the Limits of Minority Rights
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Politics

Liturgy and the Limits of Minority Rights The 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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Climate Crisis and Creation Care
Environmental Ethics

Climate Crisis and Creation Care In Response to the Call from Halki 111

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски On the publication of Climate Crisis and Creation Care: Historical Perspectives, Ecological Integrity and Justice and Climate Crisis and Sustainable Creaturely Care: Integrated Theology, Governance and Justice, both edited Christina Nellist (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2021). Today, it is reasonable to suggest that most people…

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The Gift of Tears
Christian Practice

The Gift of Tears A Path to Conversion and Enlightenment

In my last article in Public Orthodoxy, I shared a reflection on the Jesus Prayer.  An important facet of the prayer—one that I often overlook or speed past—is acknowledging in humility and truth before God that I am a sinner. We are often afraid to acknowledge our fallen areas and our need for growth. When…

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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

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 well as in the…

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