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Ecumenical Officers' Reaffirmation of [their] Commitment to End Racism
Reaffirmation of our Commitment to End Racism Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times! ‐ Psalm 106:3 ...
Holy Synod of Bishops issues statement on recent tragic events in Charlottesville, VA
Recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have highlighted the presence of un-Christian rhetoric and violent actions within our communities. At the same time, the response to these events...
Encyclical of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco on the Feast of the Annunciation and the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March in Selma, Alabama
GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF SAN FRANSISCO ENCYCLICAL FOR THE FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION 2015 Dearly Beloved, The Feast of the Annunciation is a...
Encyclical of His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey on 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March in Selma, Alabama (Greek)
ΙΕΡΑ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΣ ΝΕΑΣ ΙΕΡΣΕΗΣ Ἡ 50ῆ Ἐπέτειος τῆς πορείας ὑπέρ τῶν ἀνθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων στήν πόλη Selma τῆς Alabama. Πρός τόν εὐλαβέστατον Ἱερόν...
Encyclical of His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March in Selma, Alabama
GREEK ORTHODOX METROPOLIS OF NEW JERSEY March 15, 2015: The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March in Selma, Alabama The Very Reverend and Reverend...
The Phenomenon of Ethnophyletism in Recent Years
In the ancient Church, each city had its own bishop, who was the president of the eucharistic assembly and its shepherd, responsible for pastoral service...
In the World, Yet Not of the World: Social and Global Initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
By Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew This book represents a selection of major addresses and significant messages as well as public statements by His All...
The Nature and Mission of the Church
I. Introduction 1. We, the participants in the Inter-Orthodox Consultation of March 2011, are grateful for the opportunity to enter into a serious...
NCC Statement Entitled “A Social Creed for the 21st Century,” 2007
The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA Statement entitled “A Social Creed for the 21st Century” was approved by the NCC General Assembly November 7, 2007.
NCC Resolution to Reaffirm Commitment to Voting Rights Act, 2005
The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA Resolution to Reaffirm Commitment to Voting Rights Act was approved by the NCC General Assembly November 9, 2005.
Religious Tolerance: Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Unfavourable Discrimination
Your Royal Highnesses, Your Excellencies, Dear Distinguished Delegates, It is with great joy indeed that we participate in this Conference, albeit we...
Declaration of the Convocation of the International Inter-religious Conference--Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Budhism
The convocation of the international Interreligious Conference by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos I, and Mayor Panayotis Tzannikos of...
The Brussels Declaration: "The Peace of God in the World"
Declaration towards peaceful coexistence and collaboration among the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
UN Durban World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance
From an Orthodox Christian perspective, the virtues of diversity and tolerance provide the fundamentals for a Christian life, much in the same manner as do...
NCC Resolution on Continued Support for Affirmative Action, 1997
The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA Resolution on Continued Support for the Affirmative Action was approved by the NCC General Assembly November 14, 1997.
Common Declaration Signed in the Vatican by Pope John Paul II and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
On the evening of Thursday, 29 June, Pope John Paul II and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I signed a Common Declaration in the Vatican at their last...
29th Biennial Clergy-Laity Resolution on Political and Racial Justice in the World
Formed out of the 29th Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress which ran from July 3-8, 1988 in Boston, MA
Statement by Archbishop Iakovos on the Twentieth Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
As we commemorate that day, that faithful day, of the assassination of Martin Luther King, I can recall his face which was always reflecting the...
Metropolitan Silas' Encyclical for the First Observance of the National Holiday Honoring Dr. King
January 20, 1986 will mark the first observance of the National Holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. According to the Federal Act, "the Holiday should serve as a time for Americans to...
Prayer of Archbishop Iakovos Offered at Ebenezer Baptist Church for First Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
This prayer, offered by Archbishop Iakovos, was delivered in Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia on January 20th, 1985 to mark the first observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a...