Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 4

Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 4

Metropolitan Elpiphodoros speaks at the Conference on the topic “Halki – The Berlin Wall of Religious Freedom.” His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa is Abbot of the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of the Holy Trinity on the Island of Halki and former Chief Secretary of Holy Synod of the...

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Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 3

Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 3

These videos present a panel discussion on the topic “Tearing Down Walls – Legal and Humanitarian Perspectives on Equality, State Neutrality and Pluralism.” The discussion was moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Promodrou and included Doug Bandow, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in DC.; Cole Durham, a Professor of Law...

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Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference, Part 2

Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference, Part 2

William J. Antholis is currently Managing Director of the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC, having previously served as Director of International Economic Affairs at the White House’s National Security Council and in the State Department’s policy planning staff. In this video, he speaks on the topic “Religious Tolerance and Pluralism:...

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Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference

Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference

Fr. Christopher Metropulos briefly introduces the topics and types of speakers featured at the Archon 2nd International Conference on Religious Freedom, held in Berlin, Germany, on December 4th and 5th. He explains the importance of this conference in addressing the very real need to ensure religious freedom and recognition to...

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International Call to Address Religious Freedom and Human Rights in Turkey

International Call to Address Religious Freedom and Human Rights in Turkey

(Berlin, Germany) The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in cooperation with the Patriarchal Liaison Office to the European Union and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Germany, hosted its 2nd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom December 4-5, 2013 at the historic Adlon Hotel in...

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Religious Equality in Turkey: “Who will help?”

Religious Equality in Turkey: “Who will help?”

The second day began with a number of panel discussions and the talks around the current constitution of Turkey and the new one, especially in relation to history and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Our readers should realize that the legal state of the Patriarchate is not recognized in Turkey. The Patriarch...

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Berlin Conference Opens: Segregation, Walls, Hope

Berlin Conference Opens: Segregation, Walls, Hope

Today is the beginning of a two-day intensive look into the issue of Religious Freedom for all minorities in Turkey. As I review the list of speakers, I must say I am more impressed than ever with the effort of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and thankful that OCN...

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ON LOCATION: Fr. Chris reports from Berlin

ON LOCATION: Fr. Chris reports from Berlin

Day 1: Monday, December 2nd Currently I am at the airport in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, waiting to board a plane to New York’s JFK airport, where I will meet up with many others who will travel to Berlin, Germany for the Religious Freedom Conference. I am very grateful to have...

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