Tag: Civil Rights

The Navalny Protests and Orthodoxy’s A-Political Theology <br><span style='color:#8D8381;font-size:18px;'>Mumblings of the Sacred</span>
Religion and Politics, Theology

The Navalny Protests and Orthodoxy’s A-Political Theology
Mumblings of the Sacred

At the end of January, what were perhaps the largest protest rallies in the last ten years took place across Russia. The protests were sparked by the arrest of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, who had returned to his homeland after medical treatment in Germany. Back in August 2020, Russian special services had tried to poison…

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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”

by Yiorgos Anagnostou 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…

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Beyond Secular Critique? The Trial Speech of Yegor Zhukov
Public Life

Beyond Secular Critique? The Trial Speech of Yegor Zhukov

by Dmitry Uzlaner The wave of political protests sparked by irregularities during the 2018 mayoral election in Moscow led to a number of arrests of activists and protesters. One of them, a student, Yegor Zhukov, was tried and convicted at the beginning of December 2019 and sentenced to three years of probation. This case, among other…

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Orthodoxy and Race in Light of Trump’s Inauguration
Ethics, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Orthodoxy and Race in Light of Trump’s Inauguration

by Georgia Kasamias On March 15, 1965, something momentous occurred. Martin Luther King Jr. marched down the streets of Selma side by side with various important religious and social leaders to memorialize the deaths of two civil rights heroes. With him marched Archbishop Iakovos—the only white bishop who had responded to the call to march….

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
Ethics, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement

by Albert J. Raboteau Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929, the son of Alberta Williams King and Martin Luther King, Sr., pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church. King’s childhood was happy and secure, though all too early he was made aware of the hurts inflicted by racism. Like his father, grandfather, and…

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Archbishop Iakovos, Martin Luther King Jr., and The Challenge of Selma
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Public Life

Archbishop Iakovos, Martin Luther King Jr., and The Challenge of Selma

The third Monday in the month of January is set aside by Americans to honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. King’s witness in life and death continues to call society to see every person as created in the image and likeness of God and worthy of equal treatment under the law. One of…

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