Short Reads on September 2022

Patriarch Kirill’s Crusade
Religion and Conflict

Patriarch Kirill’s Crusade

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски In 1095, Pope Urban II told a large gathering of knights in Southern France that it was their responsibility to avenge the Islamic conquest of the Holy Land (he did not mention that the conquest had occurred nearly 500 years earlier). Urban’s sermon led to…

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Transgressing Our Planetary Boundaries
Environmental Ethics, Religion and Science

Transgressing Our Planetary Boundaries The Climate Crisis and Ecological Sin, Part 2

In 1997, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople coined the term “ecological sin[1]” and since then his idea has come to influence a number of thinkers both within the Orthodox Church as well as others; the most prominent of which has been Pope Francis, who cites Bartholomew in his 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’ (sections 7-9)…

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Checkmate: Serbian Orthodox Diplomacy in the Shades of the Ukrainian War
Inter-Orthodox Relations

Checkmate: Serbian Orthodox Diplomacy in the Shades of the Ukrainian War

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски This spring, the Serbian Orthodox Church (SOC) sealed significant and important deals, which has solidified and strengthened the SOC’s position. The first “deal” in May turned the Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC), formally the Ohrid Archbishopric, into a canonical church, which ended around 50 years…

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Thinking Out Loud: In Response to the OCA’s Curbing of Intellectual Freedom
Gender and Sexuality, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and the Academy

Thinking Out Loud: In Response to the OCA’s Curbing of Intellectual Freedom

I would like to respond to the Statement on Same-sex Relationships and Sexual Identity, issued by the Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America during the recent All-American Assembly in Baltimore in July. I believe it will be evident I have concerns about the statement’s curtailment of intellectual and academic freedom. In particular,…

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