The 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) was held in Karlsruhe, Germany, between August 28 and September 8, 2022 with the general theme "The love of Christ moves the world towards reconciliation and unity". It was an event of historical importance, as the supreme governing body of WCC met in Europe for the first time after 54 years, and indeed at critical moments marked by the ongoing pandemic and the tragedy of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. Thousands of Christians belonging to the 352 Churches-members of WCC, from 120 countries, and also the invited representatives of Churches cooperating with the WCC, plus the representatives of various other organizations, gathered together to discuss a wide range of challenges
The workshop with the theme “Ecclesiology and Nationalism: Reconciliation among the Churches” will take place on Monday, September 5, 5.00-6.15 pm in Carlsruhe, Germany (Leonardo hotel, Muhlburg room), in the frame of the 11th Assembly of WCC. The participants will be Rev. Dr. Alexander Rentel (Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA)), Dr. Nichola Brady (General Secretary, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland), Rev. Dr. Graham McGeoch (Μinister of the Church of Scotland
NATIONALISM, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ESCHATOLOGY.
PROTESTANT AND ORTHODOX APPROACHES
A workshop on the topic "Political Theology: Nationalism, Social Justice and Eschatology: Protestant and Orthodox Approaches” will be held tomorrow, Friday, September 2, 14:00-16:00 local time, at the Parish rooms of the Church of St. Stephan (Erbprinzenstraße 14, 76133, Karlsruhe). The workshop takes place in the framework of the 11th Assembly of the WCC.
The participants will be Rev. Dr
Orthodoxy worldwide mourns today the passing away of one of its prominent figures, the great churchman and theologian, Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia. After a long period of struggling with cancer, Metropolitan Kallistos rested in peace.
Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia was born in Bath, Somerset, England (1934), and got his education at Westminster School in London and Magdalene College, Oxford, where he took a double first in classics as well as reading theology. On 14
On Friday, July 29, 2022, the training program (“Summer School”) for clergy and lay theologians of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine was completed. This summer school, which took place for the third time around, is organized by the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, in collaboration with the Volyn Theological Academy (Ukraine); it was organized initially in July 2019, with physical presence in Volos, with a concluding visit at the Theological School of Chalki and at the
On June 11, 2022, the exhibition « 1922-2022, S. Papaloukas, F. Kontoglou, S. Vassiliou. Remembrance and Art Stories » was inaugurated at the Historical Archive Museum of Hydra , as part of the commemorative events for the centenary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe. The exhibition features works by three major representatives of Greek art of the early twentieth century: Spyros Papaloukas , Fotis Kontoglou and Spyros Vassiliou , all of which were prominent and influential painters with