The third round table of the series


by Volos Academy for Theological Studies
in the framework of the events of the Committee “Greece 2021”

press release

After the successful realization of the first two round tables of the series ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY AND THE “OTHER” IN GREECE IN 2040, in Athens and Volos, Volos Academy for theological Studies prepares the third event of the cycle in Thessaloniki, in Hotel “Macedonia Palace”, on Monday, September 20, 2021, 7 p.m., with the topic The secularization of the state and the society and the witness of the Church , which will be webcasted live. These round tables examine the general attitude of religion and particularly of Greek Orthodoxy towards the “other,” focusing on the transformations of the country in the next 20 years, anticipating that this debate will contribute to a sustainable model of understanding and coexistence of religions and cultures and, ultimately, to a sustainable world, starting from the wider geographical area of the Balkans and the Mediterranean, and its possible transformations by 2040. The event in Thessaloniki takes place with the support of the Agape Hellas Foundation.

Contributors in the round table of September 20th will be:


Rev. Theodosios Martzouchos

(Theologian, priest of the Holy Metropolis of Preveza)

Dr. Aris Stylianou

(Professor and President, School of Political Sciences, Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Dr. Grace Davie

(Professor Emerita of Sociology, University of Exeter, United Kingdom)

Dr. Pantelis Kalaitzidis

(Director, Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Member of the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Religion)

Moderator: His Eminence Ignatius, Metropolitan of Demetrias, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies and Coordinator of the Working Group “Greek Orthodoxy and the ‘other’ in Greece in 2040”.

The event will be bilingual (Greek and English). Admittance will be free but the number of attendants is restricted, due to the corona virus measures. Participants are required to be registered at https://forms.gle/pSS5jvPpwswGtyFV6. Attendants will be accepted in a first-registered-first-served basis.

The event will also be webcasted at the following links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc5DfNmHFxQ (Greek) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSXIQX9fnRs (English)

For more information, contact the Secretariat of Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Mrs. Valila Giannoutaki, tel. +302421093553 and e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

With the support of Agape Hellas

The painting on the poster is by Nikos Eggonopoulos.