While Orthodox Christianity lacks the historical tradition of just war theory to criticize war, it does have a theological resource it could draw upon to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: personhood.
Lee TrepanierMay 25, 2022
As the world turns its attention to Ukraine, the important but often neglected issue of Orthodox Christian geopolitics has received renewed interest from Western media.
Dan HarreMarch 28, 2022
It is past time for Orthodox leaders to consider how to address and prevent future rogue actions by Russia that aim to “overthrow the Church’s canonical order.”
Evagelos SotiropoulosFebruary 17, 2022
Militant groups like the Islamic State have long targeted Christian holy sites in the Middle East. According to Sara Savva, the destruction of sacred Christian sites in the region is “a loss for every single Christian around the world” and a “big loss for mankind.”
Paulina SongAugust 3, 2021
On July 1, 2021, Pope Francis met with an ecumenical group of Christian leaders from Lebanon to discuss and pray for the rapidly declining state of the Mediterranean country.
Sarah BassilJuly 13, 2021
Given the Turkish government’s particularly troubling conduct in 2020, Secretary of State Antony Blinken should deliver an honest message about the alarming trajectory of religious freedoms in Turkey.
Aykan Erdemir & Tugba Tanyeri-ErdemirJune 3, 2021
The ongoing war in Ethiopia’s Tigray state represents one of the greatest disappointments in Africa in recent memory.
Joshua MeserveyMay 6, 2021
The basic distinction between American conservatism and Eastern European conservatism lies in different attitudes toward freedom.
Chris NagavonskiFebruary 11, 2021
Eight weeks after the falsified Belarusian presidential elections, country-wide protests remain steady, and fervent democratic activism has arisen among an unsuspecting source—the Catholic Church. American Christians should follow and take a vocal stance for the Belarusian future.
Kennedy LeeOctober 6, 2020