Volos Academy for Theological Studies participates with three sessions in the 5th (indeed the 7th) Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion (Eu.A.Re.), held in Bologna, Italy, between June 20 and 23, 2022, with more than 700 participants from all over Europe. These sessions are:


CROSSING BOUNDARIES IN ECO-THEOLOGICAL FORMATION: EMBRACING PLURALITY AND GOD’S CREATION, TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY Chair: Nikolaos Asproulis (Volos Academy for Theological Studies), Speakers: Amphilochios Miltos, (Volos Academy for Theological Studies), Christina Nellist (Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, Pan-Orthodox Concern for Animals), Ionut Biliuta (Gheorghe Sincai’ Institute, Romanian Academy, Polish Institute of Advanced Studies PIASt) Tuesday, June 21, 13:30-15:45, FSciRe

THE DECLARATION OF ORTHODOX THEOLOGIANS ON THE RUSSIAN WORLD Chair: Brandon Gallaher (University of Exeter), Panatelas Kalaitzidis (Volos Academy for Theological Studies, KU Leuven, WWU Münster), Speakers: José Casanova (Georgetown University), Cyril Hovorun (Stockholm School of Theology),Annamária Amik (Hungarian translator of the Declaration, Romania), Andrey Shishkov (Univeristy of Tartu), Kristina Stoeckl (Universität Innsbruck) Wednesday, June 22, 8:30-10:45, San Leonardo Theatre

“FOR THE LIFE OF THE WORLD”: THE DOCUMENT OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE ON THE SOCIAL ETHOS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH Chair: Georgios Vlantis (Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Ecumenical Council of Churches in Bavaria), Speakers: Georgios Vlantis (as above), Demetrios Keramidas (Pontificia Università S. Tommaso d’Aquino, Angelicum), Dietmar Shon OP (Eastern Church Institute Regensburg), Kristina Stoeckl (Universität Innsbruck) Thursday, June 23, 10:15-11:15, Plesso Belmeloro

Associates of Volos Academy will have presentations in the following sessions too:

Nikolaos Asproulis participates in the panel SCRIPTURE & THEOLOGY 2022: THE DIVERSITY OF HERMENEUTICAL APPROACHES, Session VI: The Future of Scripture and Theology . Organized by Elisabeth Maikranz (Universität Heidelberg) & Roger Revell (Oxford University), Chairs: Roger Revell (University of Oxford) & Michael Borowski (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). Speakers: Nikolaos Asproulis (Volos Academy for Theological Studies), Tomas Bokedal (NLA University College/ University of Aberdeen) Mark Elliott (University of Glasgow), Georg Fischer (Universität Innsbruck), Donald Wood (University of Aberdeen). Wednesday, June 22, 12:15–16:30, Plesso Belmeloro.

Nikolaos Asproulis also participates in the panel GEORGE FLOROVSKY’S NEO-PATRISTIC SYNTHESIS AND THE CONTEMPORARY CATHOLIC TURN TO CONTEXTUAL CATHOLIC THEOLOGY . Chair: Paul Gavrilyuk (University of St. Thomas), Speakers: Thomas Cattoi (Jesuit School of Theology - Santa Clara University), Massimo Faggioli (Villanova University),Nikolaos Asproulis (Volos Academy for Theological Studies), Viorel Coman (KU Leuven). Monday, June 20, 14:15 - 17:45, Plesso Belmeloro.

Georgios Vlantis participates in MINORITY AS A KEY PERSPECTIVE ON RELIGIOUS-CHRISTIAN DIVERSITY IN EUROPE: HOW ARE RELIGIOUS LIFE AND CHURCH STRUCTURED AND INTERPRETED IN SOCIOLOGICAL MINORITY SETTINGS? Chair: Matthias Ehmann (Theologische Hochschule Ewersbach) Speakers: Gert Steyn (Theologische Hochschule Ewersbach),Andreas Heiser (Theologische Hochschule Ewersbach),Daniel Buda (Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu), Georgios Vlantis, (Ecumenical Council of Churches in Bavaria; Volos Academy for Theological Studies), Nick Ahialey-Mawusi (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn), Matthias Ehmann (Theologische Hochschule Ewersbach), Markus Iff (Theologische Hochschule Ewersbach), Matthew Ryan Robinson (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn), Stefanie Conradt (St. Mary's College University of St. Andrews), Michael Schroth (Theologische Hochschule Ewersbach), Monday, June 20, 11:00 - 17:45, Plesso Belmeloro

Nikos Kouremenos participates in THE CREED ATLAS. Chair: Antonio Gerace (FSciRe/ KU Leuven) Speakers: Carla Tronu (Kansai Gaidai University), Antonio Gerace (FSciRe/ KU Leuven), Marianna Napolitano (FSciRe/ Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Federico Alpi (FSciRe/ Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Riccardo Vigliermo (FSciRe/ Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Costanza Bianchi (FSciRe), Nikos Kouremenos (Volos Academy for Theological Studies), Valentina Bottanelli (FSciRe). FSciRe, Sala Lettura 13:30 - 17:00

Pantelis Kalaitzidis and Katerina Pekridou participate in THEOLOGIES AND PRACTICES OF RELIGIOUS PLURALISM: CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES ( Session on Orthodoxy). Organized by Alessia Passarelli (ResetDOC/ FSciRe/ Centro Studi Confronti), Chairs: Jose Casanova (Georgetown University) & Jocelyne Cesari (Georgetown University), Speakers: Kristina Stoeckl (Universität Innsbruck),Pantelis Kalaitzidis (Volos Academy for Theological Studies), Elizabeth Prodromou (The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy), Cyril Hovorun (Stockholm School of Theology),Aristotle Papanikolaou (Fordham University), Katerina Pekridou (Conference of European Churches, Volos Academy for Theological Studies). Tuesday, June 21 FSciRe, Sala Arancio, 13:30 - 18:15

Pantelis Kalaitzidis also participates in DEIFICATION EAST AND WEST: NEW APPROACHES. Chair: Paul Gavrilyuk (University of St. Thomas), Speakers:Paul Gavrilyuk (University of St. Thomas), Norman Russell (St. Stephen’s House, University of Oxford), Mark McInroy (University of St. Thomas), Frederick Aquino (Abilene Christian University), Pantelis Kalaitzidis (Volos Academy for Theological Studies). Tuesday, June 21, 10:15 - 14:30, Plesso Belmeloro.