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Podiumsdiskussion: The Future of Orthodox Christianity in Ukraine

Orthodox Christian Studies Center & Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs at Georgetown University

Featuring Center Co-Directors George Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou

Als featuring:
José Casanova, Georgetown University
Shaun Casey, Georgetown University
Nadieszda Kizenko, SUNY Albany

In October of 2018, the Orthodox Church’s Istanbul-based leader, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, announced that he will grant autocephaly (independence) to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which has been under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church. As religious tensions between the newly established Kiev Patriarchate and the Moscow Patriarchate develop, the future of the Orthodox Church remains uncertain. Panelists discussed the political, theological, historical, and geopolitical dimensions of these recent events in their commentary, as they assess the current status and future opportunities for the church in Ukraine.

Video der Podiumsdiskussion