Tag: Protests

The Georgian Protests: Dramatic Days, an Unexpected Outcome
Public Life, Religion and Politics

The Georgian Protests: Dramatic Days, an Unexpected Outcome

  Early on March 9th, the Georgian population learned that the Georgian Dream party announced the withdrawal of the draft on transparency of foreign influence. It was on March 7th that Parliament of Georgia, with a majority from the Georgian Dream party, passed the first reading of the controversial law on “foreign agents” (any organization…

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Rebellion at the Heart of the Bible<span class='secondary-title'>A Theology of Rebellion</span>
Religion and Politics, Theology

Rebellion at the Heart of the BibleA Theology of Rebellion

Ελληνικά In the context of contemporary events, protests, and the revolt spreading throughout Serbia, the matter can also be seen from a theological point of view. It is hard to say how well the churchgoing people are managing in all this. On the public stage, there are but a handful of voices that are perceived…

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The Belarusian Protests and the Orthodox Church
Public Life, Religion and Politics

The Belarusian Protests and the Orthodox Church

ελληνικά | ру́сский In Russia, there is a widely spread superstition that August brings national-scale catastrophes. The mass protests in Belarus against Alyaksandr Lukashenka are seen as such a catastrophe for the regime of Vladimir Putin. Even though Mr. Lukashenka struggled to preserve some independence for his country from Russia, Belarus under his rule represented the model of a…

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Russian Orthodox Clergy Support Justice and Respect for the Law
Public Life, Religion and Politics

Russian Orthodox Clergy Support Justice and Respect for the Law

The reform of the judicial system, which practically never acquits and is fully subordinate to law enforcement agencies, has long been discussed in Russia. However, only civil activists are involved in the debates. The government keeps evading any participation in the discussion, and the courts continue arbitrarily to pass unreasonably strict verdicts for both civil…

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