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Orthodox Church Plans First Council In 1,200 Years At Historic Location

Reuters | Dasha Afanasieva and Tom Heneghan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion

ISTANBUL, March 9 (Reuters) - Patriarchs of the world's 250 million Orthodox Christians ended a rare summit in Istanbul on Sunday calling for a peac...

Orthodox Easter Resurrection: The Gift Of Liberation And Call To Compassion

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew | Posted 07.04.2013 | Religion
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

The Resurrection challenges us to reflect on where we most deeply experience hostility and disunity. Images of this reality abound: Within the space of only a few weeks, in America alone, we have painfully witnessed the loss of children to gun violence, the loss of life to religious radicalism and the loss of residents to a plant explosion.

The Real Environmental Crisis: Lessons From The Green Patriarch

Krista Tippett | Posted 09.05.2012 | Religion
Krista Tippett

How interesting and fitting that the natural world might be the ground that brings science and religion back to a shared sense of purpose after a few hundred years of estrangement.

60 Minutes Exposes Turkey's Oppression of Minority Rights

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

CBS' 60 Minutes recently featured a devastating exposé on the violation of Greek minorities' rights in Turkey. This may be the first time that a major American TV network broadcast such coverage.

Astoria Characters: The Madcap Moviemaker

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

When the DVD starts, so does the laughter. Anastasios Makedon must have watched his first film a million times. But every time he sees it again, it cracks him up.