Tag: Serbia

Patriarch with Two Homelands
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Patriarch with Two Homelands

by Slavica Jakelić | български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски On February 18th, the Serbian Orthodox Church elected its new patriarch—59-year old Porfirije Perić. The new Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovac and Patriarch of Serbia, is a theologian who served for a year as the bishop of…

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Freedom of Speech in the Church<span class='secondary-title'>The Serbian Test Case</span>
Religion and the Academy

Freedom of Speech in the ChurchThe Serbian Test Case

by Milan Vukomanović | български | Ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски When, in March 2020, Serbian Patriarch Irinej officially sanctioned Dr. Vukašin Milićević, a priest and assistant professor of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology (FOT) at the University of Belgrade, it became clear that the recent interference of higher clergy of the Serbian…

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Silencing Theologians in Serbia
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and the Academy

Silencing Theologians in Serbia

ελληνικά  |  српски After a critical statement about the situation with the coronavirus, Vukašin Milićević, lecturer at the Theological Faculty in Belgrade, was banned from speaking publicly by the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church. In this interview, his colleague Rodoljub Kubat sheds light on the background and tensions around the Faculty. This interview…

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The Problem with the Kosovo “Solution”
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Politics

The Problem with the Kosovo “Solution”

српски For most Christians residing in the West, the Kosovo “question” has long been forgotten. But for Serbs and other non-majority communities who live in Kosovo, the march of the international community toward ethnic zones in an independent Kosovo presents a genuine risk to our sacred shrines and our lives. The lynchpin in the current…

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Must Orthodoxy Be a Barrier to Liberal Democracy?<span class='secondary-title'>The Case of Serbia 1903-1914</span>
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Politics

Must Orthodoxy Be a Barrier to Liberal Democracy?The Case of Serbia 1903-1914

It is obvious that the fall of communism made the Orthodox face issues regarding democratic secularism. By secularism, I mean not the decline-of-religion meaning, which has been completely discredited, but secularism understood as pluralism, according to Aristotle Papanikolaou, as he defined it recently at his keynote lecture, “A Christian Secularism,” at the conference, “Religion in…

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Evolution and Science Curriculum Debates in Serbia
Religion and Science

Evolution and Science Curriculum Debates in Serbia

Recently in Serbia “a group of interested citizens” with signatures from more than 50 academicians and 100 additional people with postgraduate degrees (including 5 clergyman) released a petition to “revise the curriculum for study of evolution.” This petition was circulated to Serbian universities, as well as to several government bodies responsible for education including Ministry…

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