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Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Madison, to host Forgiveness conference

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, Madison, to host Forgiveness conference The North American Conference of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship has chosen Madison as the location for its 2011 conference. The conference to be held Friday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Sept. 18. The theme of the conference will be“Forgiveness: Finding Wholeness Again”

Coptic Orthodox Vicar, Fr Balsoom, 66, passes away in Muscat

Coptic Orthodox Vicar, Fr Balsoom, 66, passes away in Muscat Fr Balsoom Ambabishoy, aged 66, Vicar of the St Mina Coptic Orthodox Church, passed away in Muscat on May 24, 2011, Tuesday.A long-time resident of Muscat, Fr Balsoom completed 29 years of pastoral service in the Sultanate of Oman.

Malankara Orthodox Church’s strong presence at IEPC meet in Jamaica

Malankara Orthodox Church’s strong presence at IEPC meet in Jamaica The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church has sent in a strong delegation at the International Ecumenical Peace Conference (IEPC) presently being held in Kingston, Jamaica. The five-member delegation include Fr Dr K M George, Principal of the Orthodox Theological Faculty, Orthodox

Fr Dr K M George, Fr Dr Bijesh to represent Malankara Orthodox at WCC’s Ecumenical Peace Conference

Fr Dr K M George, Fr Dr Bijesh to represent Malankara Orthodox at WCC’s Ecumenical Peace Conference Fr Dr K M George, Principal of the Orthodox Theological Faculty, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam and Fr Dr Bijesh Philip, Principal, St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS), Nagpur, will represent the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church community at wcc Ecumenical Peace Conference

Assembly polls: Kerala results show religious polarisation

Assembly polls: Kerala results show religious polarisation The remarkable rally staged by the Left in Kerala which brought it to the brink of an unexpected victory appears to have been facilitated by a Hindu consolidation behind outgoing chief minister V S Achuthanandan. The voting pattern displayed a communal polarization across the state,

Egypt tightens security amid inter-faith tensions

Egypt tightens security amid inter-faith tensions Egypt stepped up security around churches in Cairo on Monday after two days of clashes between minority Christians and Muslims that killed 12 people and highlighted rising inter-faith tensions.The violence that left a church wrecked by fire and more than 238 people wounded at the weekend was triggered

Dr Mar Yulios express solidarity with Japanese tsunami victims

Dr Mar Yulios express solidarity with Japanese tsunami victims Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan of Ahmedabad Diocese, has expressed his profound sorrow over the killing of thousands after a magnitude 8.9 earthquake hit northeastern Japan, generating a tsunami as high as 10-metres that swept away people, cars, boats, crops and buildings.

Egyptian Christians protest over a church burning

Egyptian Christians protest over a church burning Egyptian Christians protested on Monday a church was set on fire on the outskirts of Cairo, the latest sectarian flare-up in a country already facing political turmoil, witnesses said. Some Muslims also joined the crowd of about 1,000 people who gathered outside the state television building in central Cairo.

Inter-Orthodox consultation begins discussion on the nature of the church

Inter-Orthodox consultation begins discussion on the nature of the church A week-long inter-Orthodox consultation with the aim of studying the Faith and Order document “The Nature and Mission of the Church” began its work on Thursday 3 March in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. The aim of the consultation is to offer distinctly Orthodox insights as part of a world

More German theologians sign up to open letter

More German theologians sign up to open letter Over 200 German-speaking theologians have now signed an open letter calling for married priests and “women in Church ministry” but a German bishops’ conference spokesman says there is nothing new in the demands. As of Feb. 15, 227 theologians from three German-speaking countries had signed their names
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