Conference on Global Orthodoxy
Online conference on Global Orthodoxy
The Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, in cooperation with the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is proud to announce the first conference on Global Orthodoxy. The online conference took place on Wednesday 30 September, Thursday 1 October and Friday 2 October 2020.
The main theme is the question as how the rise of migrant Orthodox (Eastern and Oriental) communities in Europe, the Americas, Africa and East Asia, together with a generally growing degree of internationalization of local churches after colonialism and communism, has contributed to a new type of global Orthodoxy whose sketchily contours take up earlier manifestations of global Orthodoxy, but also display new forms and connections.
During the conference, distinguished scholars introduced various aspects of the main theme. There were keynote lectures by José Casanova (Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA), Alexander Agadjanian (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow), and Maria Hämmerli (Religious Studies, University of Fribourg, Switzerland).
In addition, there were 6 panels with 10-minute paper presentations on different sub-themes: a presentation of the PhD studies within the ERC project Rewriting Global Orthodoxy: Oriental Christianity in Europe between 1970 and 2020 by Habtom Yohannes, Jan Gehm, Matija Miličić and Heleen Murre-van den Berg, and other presentations by Nikolaos Asproulis, Alda Benjamen, Elena Besschetnova, Aleksei Borzov, Vladimir Cvetkovic, Sielke Beata Kelner, Tobias Köllner, Iuliia Korniichuk, Candace Lukasik, Matt Miller and Magdalena Nordin on several topics touching upon the central theme of Global Orthodoxy.
You can find more information on the website: https://www.globalorthodoxy.org/
You can now also watch the recordings of the conference via our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXxJQX4aZklqGbHPqs1J3Iw/videos