Category Archives: Reaction to discrimination and intolerance

Greek hierarchs: “Politicians are trying to destroy Orthodoxy in Greece”

September 1, 2017. Several hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Church have recently spoken out on important topical issues, decrying the current Greek government’s attempts to secularize Greece and move it away from Orthodoxy, reports AgionOros. According to Metropolitan Nicholas of Fthiotida, the authorities “are subverting the spiritual foundations of society and trying to transform our eternal institutional values. Their end […]

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“Peacemaker” website under investigation for publishing personal data and threaten of clerics of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

July 9, 2017 – Kyiv Police Department is investigating the case against the “Peacemaker” site, which publishes contact information of the so-called “traitors to the motherland”, including clerics of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church who are then threatened. The police started the case on the fact of publishing personal data on the website “Peacemaker” of more than four and a […]

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“Even Central Committee of the CPSU did not interfere with activities of the Church as brazenly as the current government”, – political expert

July 7, 2017 – Before our eyes, before the eyes of the entire world, Orthodoxy is being killed in Ukraine. Even under the Soviet rule, the Central Committee of the CPSU interfered into church affairs more covertly, at least not so impudently. “Article 35 of the Constitution states: “the church and religious organizations in Ukraine are separated from the state”. […]

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Georgian prisoners in Turkey on hunger strike for place to pray

August 7, 2017. 150 Georgian citizens, serving sentences for various crimes in Turkey, have declared a hunger strike in their Constantinople prison. Among their demands is an area for prayer, reports Georgian news station Rustavi-2. Family members of the prisoners speak about cruelty to convicts and have accused diplomatic representatives of negligence. “150 prisoners, all Georgians, are on a hunger […]

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The current government of Greece is pushing the Orthodox Church out of the education sphere

June 22, 2017 – The current Cabinet of Minister in Greece, led by Alexis Tsipras, has promised to coordinate any changes in the education system with the Greek Orthodox Church. But this is not happening in practice. Numerous government decisions are being taken without the involvement of church representatives. The Greek Orthodox Church has published a press release on the […]

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