The fourth round table of the series


by Volos Academy for Theological Studies
in the framework of the events of the Committee “Greece 2021”


Volos Academy for Theological Studies announces the fourth and last round table of the series ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY AND THE “OTHER” IN GREECE IN 2040, which will take place in Alexandroupolis, Greece, in Hotel “Grecotel Astir” (“Avdira” hall), on Monday, September 27, 2021, 7 p.m. The topic will be Islam in Greece and in Europe and it will be webcasted live.

This series of round tables examines the general attitude of religion and particularly of Greek Orthodoxy towards the “other,” focusing on the transformations of the country in the next 20 years, anticipating that this debate will contribute to a sustainable model of understanding and coexistence of religions and cultures and, ultimately, to a sustainable world, starting from the wider geographical area of the Balkans and the Mediterranean, and its possible transformations by 2040. Three round tables with similar topics have taken place till now, in Athens, in Volos and in Thessaloniki.

Contributors in the round table of September 27th will be:


Dr. George Kalantzis

(General Secretary of Religious Affairs, Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs)

Mohammed Elzahabi

(President, Religious Committee of the Islamic Mosque of Athens)

Dr. Nayla Tabbara

(President of Adyan Foundation, Professor of Islamic Studies, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon)

Dr. Katerina Markou

(Associate Professor of Social and Historical Anthropology of the Balkans, Democritus University of Thrace)

Moderator: His Eminence Ignatius, Metropolitan of Demetrias, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies and Coordinator of the Working Group “Greek Orthodoxy and the ‘other’ in Greece in 2040”; welcoming address by His Eminence Anthimos, Metropolitan of Alexandroupolis.

The event will be bilingual (Greek and English). Admittance will be free but the number of attendants is restricted, due to the corona virus measures.

The event will also be webcasted at the following links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_oq0t_iuNo (Greek) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvg11QU9Tz8 (English)

For more information, contact the Secretariat of Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Mrs. Valila Giannoutaki, tel. +302421093553 and e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The painting on the poster is by Nikos Eggonopoulos.

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