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[…] Metropolitan Ignatius addressed his four key themes: a. The Church’s social being and mission today, in the context of the Greek crisis; b. The Church’s own past failings that have created barriers to its effective role and appeal in the present; c. A critique of current economic orthodoxies –couched in clear theological terms– that elevate market pressures, neglect social responsibility, and impose neo-liberal ‘discipline’ in a manner that increases suffering and poverty and d. The outline of a practical way forward for the Church.

The lecture is clear, thoughtful and eminently accessible. Whatever the faith or non-faith of the reader, these are important themes to reflect upon in the current context. Few would doubt the historic

 

 

Today the Virgin gives birth to the Maker of all. Eden offers a cave. To those in darkness, a star reveals Christ, the  Sun. Wise men are enlightened by faith and worship with gifts. Shepherds behold the wonder, and the Angels sing: “Glory to God in the highest!”

The 19th Symposium on Balkan Folklore, organized by the Scientific Institute of Folklore “Marko Cepenkov” of the St. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, fYROM, took place in Skopje, on Nov. 24th and 25th, 2017. The Symposium had the title “Tradition and Contemporary Topics in the Balkans”. The Department of Psaltic Art and Musicology of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies was represented by its scientific collaborator, Costis Drygianakis, who spoke on the topic “Chanting in Orthodox

A Workshop organized by the Project Sciences and Orthodoxy around the World (SOW) of the Institute of Historical Research of theNational Hellenic Research Foundation in cooperation with the Volos Academy for Theological Studies

Volos, Saturday November 25, 2017

On November 25, 2017 a workshop on the topic “What can theology offer to the exact sciences?”, organized by the Project “Sciences and Orthodoxy around the World” (SOW) of the Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic

March 5-8, 2018, Bologna (Italy)

After the founding “Ex Nihilo Zero Conference” held in Bologna, last June 18-22, 2017, the European Academy of Religion organizes its first Annual Conference to be held in Bologna from Monday 5th to Thursday 8th March, 2018.

The European Academy of Religion (EuARe) is a research initiative launched under the High Patronage of the European Parliament which offers an exchange platform to academies and scientific societies, associations, research centres and

 

On October 4 – 6, 2017, the third in a series of regional consultations leading to the 2018 CEC General Assembly in Novi Sad was successfully held in Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Volos, Greece, attended by various representatives from CEC Member Churches in Southern Europe (bishops, priests, lay theologians, etc). The participants contributed to the debate on the future of Europe which has been launched by an Open Letter on the Future of Europe issued by the CEC Governing Board in

With the participation of the Director of the Volos Academy

On October 11-14, 2017 the XI Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology (LEST), biannual International Conference on the general theme “ Ecclesia semper reformanda: Renewal and Reform Beyond Polemics” took place in Leuven (Belgium), organized by the Research Unit: Systematic Theology and the Study of Religions, of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, of KU Leuven and under the responsibility of Professors Dr. Peter De Mey

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What theology has to offer to science?

30 September 2017
What theology has to offer to science?

What theology has to offer to science?Volos, Thessalia Confe...

What future for Europe? Regional consultation of CEC

30 August 2017
What future for Europe? Regional consultation of CEC

The Conference of European Churches (CEC) launched a convers...

A SUMMER SCHOOL ON IBADISM: "UNDERSTANDING DIVERSITY WITHIN ISLAM"

29 June 2017
A SUMMER SCHOOL ON IBADISM: "UNDERSTANDING DIVERSITY WITHIN ISLAM"

The Department of Inter-religious Studies of Volos Academy f...

Τhe lecture by Charles Taylor is postponed

24 May 2017
Τhe lecture by Charles Taylor is postponed

Dear friends of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, W...