The Conference of European Churches (CEC) launched a conversation on the Future of Europe culminating with the release of the 2016 Open Letter of the Governing Board on the matter: http://www.ceceurope.
In view of its General Assembly, scheduled to take place in Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2018, CEC is organising regional Consultations that aim at listening to the needs of the diverse European contexts and facilitating conversation on future possibilities for Europe (see the letter of the General Secretary of CEC).
The next regional Consultation will take place from 4-6 October 2017 in Volos Academy, Volos, Greece, in cooperation with the Holy Metropolis of Demetrias, and the Greek Evangelical Church in Volos. On behalf of
The Societas Ethica Annual International Conference on
“Giving an Account of Evil”
Hosted by Volos Academy for Theological Studies
August 24-27, 2017, Volos, Greece
On August 24-27, 2017, the Societas Ethica Annual International Conference was successfully hosted by the Volos Academy for Theological Studies in Volos, Greece. During the opening Dr. Pantelis Kalaitzidis, the Director of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies and Dr. Hille Haker, the President of Societas
Societas Ethica Annual International Conference
On August 24-27, the Societas Ethica Annual International Conference on the general theme: “Giving an Account of Evil,” is hosted by the Volos Academy for Theological Studies at the Thessalia Conference Center in Volos (Greece). In the consultation, philosophers and theologians will seek to provide a balance between conceptual analyses from within the theological and philosophical traditions on the one hand and historical and/or contemporary
Friday, August 18, 2017
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America
Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted from the shameful efforts to promote racial bigotry and white supremacist ideology in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The Orthodox Church emphatically declares
On June 27, 2017, the European Parliament, under the patronage of his President Antonio Tajani, convened a dialogue with representatives of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities on the future of Europe under the general theme: The Future of Europe – Reflections for the European Union by 2025. The high-level dialogue was inspired in part by recent European Parliament resolutions on improving its various treaties and on the 2017 European Commission White Paper on the future of Europe.
On June 18-22, 2017, the “Ex Nihilo,” Zero Conference of the European Academy of Religion was successfully held in Bologna (Italy). The conference aimed at launching this new academic initiative, under the high patronage of the European Commission, which seek, in view of the first convention to be held next March 2018, to test the role of the Academy as a research platform and as a network of networks. Hosted by the Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni
From 7 to 9 June, the Amsterdam Centre for Orthodox Theology (at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam hosted an invited international group of Orthodox theologians and pastors to reflect on a wide range of matters concerning human sexuality as addressed by science and natural law, theological anthropology, legal issues, psychology, and pastoral care. This was an opportunity for scholars and pastors to share work that they have been doing with their colleagues, in a conversation about how the