Tag: U.S. Presidential Election

God and the Election: How to Talk with Your Children
Religion and Politics

God and the Election: How to Talk with Your Children

by Very Rev. Dr. John A. Jillions | български | Ελληνικά | ქართული | Русский | Српски Your children have been hearing a lot about the election in their schools, in your family, among friends, online and on television. As a Christian parent, priest, or teacher, what can you say? Does God care about the…

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The Politics of Pascha
Religion and Politics

The Politics of Pascha

by Fr. Aidan Kimel Since November 8th, 2016, contributors to Public Orthodoxy have advanced various responses to the unexpected victory of Donald J. Trump. Fr John Jillions proposes that the Church needs to practice a politics of communion, which includes charitable works, prophetic political witness, and renewed ascetical life. Aristotle Papanikolaou asserts that the Church needs to vigorously denounce…

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Repentance and Healing
Christian Practice, Religion and Politics

Repentance and Healing

by Samuel Bauer Following the November 8 election of Donald Trump to the presidency, Fr. John Jillions, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, published an essay on this blog urging Orthodox Christians to work towards the healing of the many societal fractures exposed by the 2016 election. The work of healing, he argues, is…

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Politics by Candlelight: Contemplating Political Catharsis and Illumination
Religion and Politics

Politics by Candlelight: Contemplating Political Catharsis and Illumination

“Democracy is coming to the USA.” (Leonard Cohen) Americans don’t like talking openly about politics across party lines; they prefer to talk in their own silos and not to each other. American Christians – at least, this is my experience among Orthodox Christians in America – would almost identify political argumentation as somehow betraying the…

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Being Christian During A Trump Presidency
Religion and Politics

Being Christian During A Trump Presidency

When it comes to voting, I had always thought that there was never a way for Christians to vote with clean hands. Regardless of party or candidate, a Christian could not vote without being implicated in supporting principles that are counter to Christian faith. And that’s how it should be: Christian witness points to that…

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Religion and Politics

Healing the Body Politic: A Politics of Communion

Now that the American elections are over, it is time to assess the role of the Orthodox Churches in helping to shape our country. They could take a passive stand entirely apart from the political process, but then we would have to accept that everyone else would decide the conditions under which we live as…

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