Tag: Islam

Islam, Europe, and Democracy
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Islam, Europe, and Democracy Seeking Answers in an Ongoing Discussion

български | Română | Русский | Српски A version of this essay was published in Greek at Polymeros kai Polytropos, the blog of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies. A Georgian translation of the Greek text is also available. When approaching the discourse on “Islam, Europe, and Democracy,” and laying aside apparent understandings and admissions, we are faced with certain observations and questions….

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Islam, Orthodoxy, and Tyranny
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Politics

Islam, Orthodoxy, and Tyranny

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά  | Русский | Српски When it comes to religion and politics, Eastern Orthodox Christians and Sunni Muslims find themselves in the same predicament. Both of these religions adhere to a particularly strong concept of sacred tradition. This tradition is distinct from revelation itself, but revelation can only be properly interpreted…

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Hagia Sophia’s Status as a Mosque Mocks Prophet Muhammad’s Covenant with Christianity
Culture and Arts, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Conflict

Hagia Sophia’s Status as a Mosque Mocks Prophet Muhammad’s Covenant with Christianity

In 2019, I had the pleasure of immersing myself in the history of both Christianity and Islam, where they are woven together in the beautiful and magnificent architecture of the Hagia Sophia. During my trip, numerous Christian icons, which were plastered over during the Ottoman Empire, were being uncovered and restored, bringing back to life…

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Islam from an Orthodox Perspective
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Islam from an Orthodox Perspective A Review of Paragraph 56 of the Social Ethos Document

Ελληνικά When I first read paragraph 56 of For the Life of the World: Toward A Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church, I immediately had the sense that it represented a major step forward in Muslim-Orthodox relations. I think it is important to call special attention to this part of the text, because this paragraph…

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