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Four Principles from Patriarch Kirill on Islam, Western Immorality, and Interfaith Dialogue

In a recent meeting with one of Turkey’s most important Muslim leaders, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow emphasized four things. 1. The Moscow…

Dec 15, 2014
The Sounding

Beyond Ferguson, Part 2: Diversity

In my article a few days ago about the Ferguson and New York cases, I made the point that we should all care about the unrest the cases caused.  It should…

Dec 14, 2014
The Sounding

Beyond Ferguson

Imagine a scenario with me for a second: A 17-year-old black male is walking down the street in downtown Atlanta. He’s wearing a white t-shirt, baggy…

Dec 09, 2014
Orthodox News

The Economist: Church and State in Greece

The relationship of Church and State is a perennial issue in Orthodox circles, especially given the exceptionally close and occasionally complicated ties…

Nov 25, 2014
The Sounding

Homeless, Hungry, God Bless: Fort Lauderdale’s Attack on the Homeless

Rap group Arrested Development’s 1992 Billboard hit “Mr. Wendal” defied convention with its celebration of a homeless man who possessed wisdom and…

Nov 10, 2014
Orthodox News

Houston Subpoena Withdrawn: Law School Dean Comments

Did you read Fr. Lawrence’s response to Houston Mayor Parker’s subpoena demanding area pastors submit their sermons? Today we received a letter…

Oct 29, 2014
Orthodox News

NY Times: The Middle East’s Friendless Christians

By Ross Douthat WHEN the long, grim history of Christianity’s disappearance from the Middle East is written, Ted Cruz’s performance last week at a…

Sep 14, 2014
Orthodox News

Metropolitan Hilarion: World on Brink of World War III

(Moscow, July 31, Interfax) – Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, has…

Aug 01, 2014
Orthodox News

Orthodox countries should reject Western legal, political, and moral values, says Russian Orthodox official

Moscow (November 29, Interfax) – The Moscow Patriarchate has called on Orthodox countries, including Russia, not to change in dialogue with the European…

Jul 31, 2014
The Sounding

Liberty and Technocracy: JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, and an Orthodox Fourth of July

July 4 on the Old Calendar would mark the feast of the Royal Martyrs of Russia, the last Orthodox emperor and his family, slain on the Fourth of July….

Jul 02, 2014

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