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Hurriyet Daily News reports on 'The Patriarchate is ecumenical'
What brought me to the European capital this time is an international conference organized by the Archons. Never heard of the Archons before? I, at least, had not heard about them until a few months ago, when they invited me to speak at the "Religious Freedom: Turkey's Bridge to the European Union" conference, which was held this week right at the European Parliament. Full Text
New Europe newspaper publishes special edition focusing on religious freedom
In conjunction with the International Archon Religious Freedom Conference at the European Parliament held in Brussels, Belgium, the New Europe newspaper published an insert regarding religious freedom as a fundamental principle for human life. Full Text
Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate commend Egemen Bağiş for efforts to improve human rights and religious freedom in Turkey
The Order of Saint Andrew, and the Order of Pammakaristos, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Americas and Europe, bestowed a plaque on His Excellency, Egemen Bağiş, Minister for European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator of the Republic of Turkey, commending him for his efforts on behalf of religious minorities in Turkey. Full Text
International Archon Conference to focus on, "Religious Freedom: Turkey's Bridge to the European Union"
The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America, will hold an International Religious Freedom Conference entitled "Religious Freedom: Turkey's Bridge to the European Union," on November 16-17, 2010 at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Full Text
Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to honor Egemen Bağiş for Religious Freedom
On Tuesday November 16, 2010, the Order of Saint Andrew, and the Order of Pammakaristos, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Americas and Europe, will honor His Excellency, Egemen Bağiş, Minister for European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator of the Republic of Turkey, for his extraordinary labors on behalf of religious minorities in Turkey and for creating bridges of understanding between diverse cultures and civilizations. Full Text
Forum 18 News Service reports on 'Turkey: Syrian Orthodox land - All people are equal, but some are less equal than others?'
Turkey's Mor Gabriel Syrian Orthodox Monastery in the Midyat (Tur Abdin) district faces five separate lawsuits contesting its right to its own property. Some of these cases are being brought by the government, and the state's actions suggest it wishes that the Monastery no longer existed. Full Text
79 Christian Graves desecrated in Imvros; Turkish Foreign Ministry quick to "strongly condemn"
On October 28, 2010, seventy-eight (78) Christian graves were brutally desecrated in the graveyard of Panagia (Merkez or Imroz), the capital of the island of Imvros (Gokceada), in Turkey. Imvros is home to approximately 200 Greek Orthodox Christians and the birthplace of both His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the late Archbishop Iakovos of America. Full Text
AsiaNews reports on 'Government set to handover Buyukada orphanage to Patriarchate of Constantinople.'
For the first time in the history of the Republic of Turkey, the state is set to return property seized after the Act of 1936 to religious foundation. News of the decision of the Directorate of Religious Foundations leaked by Haberturk, following a ruling by the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Full Text
Archbishop Demetrios of America to offer Hellenic Medical Society lecture entitled, 'Honor the Physician: The Healing Arts in Orthodox Biblical Perspective'
The Hellenic Medical Society of New York cordially invites you to a lecture by Archbishop Demetrios of America, PhD, ThD, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, entitled, "Honor the Physician: The Healing Arts in Orthodox Biblical Perspective", with an introduction by George John Tsioulias, MD, PhD, President of the Hellenic Medical Society, to be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 7:00pm. Full Text
"The minority foundations in Turkey and their role as cultural bridges," by Laki Vingas
Somewhat untidily subsumed within the walls of the churches of Saint Dimitrios, patron saint of Thessaloniki, and of St George in the same city, are the remains of Jewish funeral monuments, Roman marbles, and Byzantine inscriptions. The Sinopi prison, on the Black Sea, is partially built with blocks of stone cut in the Roman era. It has been said that the magnificent mosque of Suleyman the Lawgiver, which stands imposingly over the Golden Horn, used stones taken from the church of Saint Effimia in Kadikoy. Full Text
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