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

God and the Election: How to Talk with Your Children

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 election? Here are some thoughts to help shape…

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Must Orthodoxy Be a Barrier to Liberal Democracy?
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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Orthodoxy and Race in Light of Trump’s Inauguration
Ethics, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Orthodoxy and Race in Light of Trump’s Inauguration

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. The three marches…

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Holy and Great Council

The Great and Holy Council and the Implications of the Consensus Method

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. The document on “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World” was adopted as a draft text last October by the…

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Global Orthodoxy

Ownership by All, Control by None

This post is excerpted from a speech given at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary on January 31, 2016. A recording of the speech can be found at Ancient Faith Radio. The Orthodox Church, the second largest Christian tradition, if it is not to remain a footnote in the annals of modern history, needs a governance system…

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