Greek Reporter: Shocking Photos for 40-year Anniversary of Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

Greek Reporter: Shocking Photos for 40-year Anniversary of Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

Sunday July 20, 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the island’s division, the unsettling wail of the sirens in the early morning hours a stark reminder of the events of 1974 that brought about the current state of affairs. Memorial services will be held across the government-controlled areas for those...

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Victor Gaetan: Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church

Victor Gaetan: Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church

Reading this article is like taking a tour of the Holy Theological School of Halki. Victor Gaetan describes what can be seen there and reflects on the School’s history and present-day meaning. Turkey: Secularist Siege Against Orthodox Church BY VICTOR GAETAN But if we hope for what we do not...

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Bedrosyan: The Genocide of the Pontic Greeks

Bedrosyan: The Genocide of the Pontic Greeks

As we continue to watch the violence against Christian populations in the Middle East, it can be helpful to understand the modern history of persecution. Entire populations were eradicated in the first half of the 20th century. Raffi Bedrosyan describes the death of one such group, the Pontic Greeks in...

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Famagusta-Gazette: Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Expresses Concern on Cyprus Issue

Famagusta-Gazette: Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy Expresses Concern on Cyprus Issue

Minister of Education and Culture Costas Kades has stressed the close relations between Cyprus and Russia and the Orthodox Churches of the two countries, speaking during the 21st Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. According to an official announcement, during the Assembly, titled “Parliamentary Democracy-Christianity-Orthodoxy: values and concepts”, it has been expressed...

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PanArmenian: ANCA urges action ahead of vote on Turkey’s return of churches

PanArmenian: ANCA urges action ahead of vote on Turkey’s return of churches

Please participate in this opportunity to support the Christian presence in Turkey.  You can contact your legislator and use social media to express support. The following article from PanArmenian.net tells you how. ANCA urges action ahead of vote on Turkey’s return of churches PanARMENIAN.Net – With just days to the...

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“Everyday Martyrdom”: The Daily Life of Orthodox Christians in the Ottoman Empire

“Everyday Martyrdom”: The Daily Life of Orthodox Christians in the Ottoman Empire

A remarkable book has recently been published: The Church of Constantinople in the 19th Century (Peter Lang, 2013). It’s a massive tome, over 1,000 pages long, originally written in 1904 by Ivan Sokolov, one of the leading Russian Orthodox scholars of Church history at the time. Sokolov enjoyed unprecedented access...

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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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