Tag: Active learning

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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Engaging the Wisdom of the Ethiopian Orthodox Täwaḥǝdo Church
Church History, Inter-Orthodox Relations

Engaging the Wisdom of the Ethiopian Orthodox Täwaḥǝdo Church

For the last three years, many have seen headlines about the tragic conflicts that have befallen the nation of Ethiopia. Probably fewer have taken the time critically to read about these conflicts (which have been covered well here and here on Public Orthodoxy). Unfortunately, it seems to us that only a very small number of…

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Fear Then, Action Now: A Response to “Full and Understanding Support”
Public Life

Fear Then, Action Now: A Response to “Full and Understanding Support”

It is encouraging to see young scholars and emerging Greek Orthodox leaders entering the conversation about anti-racism. In a posting in this forum, Nikolaos Piperis and Stavros Piperis, scholars at the Creighton University School of Law and Youth Directors at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Omaha, Nebraska, contribute to the discussion from…

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Teaching the Mystery of Baptism to Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
Education and Academia

Teaching the Mystery of Baptism to Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

ελληνικά Religion and spirituality have been a part of almost every culture throughout history and have affected the lives of many individuals, and society in general. A multitude of studies deal with the influence of spirituality and religious beliefs on the personal development and well-being of people with physical disabilities and serious mental illnesses, since…

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How to Help Your Children Become Active Learners in Their Orthodox Faith
Education and Academia

How to Help Your Children Become Active Learners in Their Orthodox Faith

Teenagers have more activities competing for their attention and time than in any previous generation. Sports teams are expecting year-round commitments along with extra training if the student athletes want to stay competitive with their peers. The pressure to attend the best college possible or secure academic scholarships, means that students are loading up on…

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Orthodoxy and Modernity

“Re-Christianizing” Russia

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Orthodox Church has aspired to nothing less than “a second Christianization” of the Russian nation—a term that appears in its Missionary Concept of 2007. The Church has striven to revive Russia’s historic Orthodox identity by becoming, with state assistance, a comprehensive presence in society. Critics…

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