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The Black Sea Networks Initiative, Schedule of Events
Apr 21 – Sep 1 all-day

A yearlong Black Sea Event Series, co-hosted by Columbia and Yale, fostering creative exchange among the project’s team and advisory board, scholars at Columbia across divisions, and outside experts, artists, and activists.

An interdisciplinary symposium on Crimea will be held at Cambridge University on April 21, 2017, co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Endowment Fund.

A two-day conference at Columbia in September 2017, generating a special issue of the journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.

A team-taught Global Core course, “Black Sea Cultural Capitals,” under the umbrella of the new Humanities project “Cities of Knowledge: Reading the Global Metropolis.” The course will include seven modules: six focused on a single city (Istanbul, Plovdiv, Belgrade, Constanta, Odessa, and Tbilisi), and one on the Crimean peninsula. The course will use technologies currently employed exclusively for language acquisition through the Mellon-sponsored Columbia-Cornell-Yale shared course initiative, and create an open-access digital library for Black Sea Studies that will support a future multi-media publication.

A summit at Columbia Global Centers | Paris that will present initiative results to partners in the Black Sea region and to representatives of Global Centers with potential stakes in the project (Istanbul, Paris, Amman, Beijing), and open lines for further collaboration and broader adoption of the Black Sea model.

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DIOCESAN DAYS 2017: Alhambra, CA
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day
DIOCESAN DAYS 2017: Alhambra, CA @  Saint Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Cathedral  | Alhambra | California | United States

“THE CHURCH AS FAMILY & THE FAMILY AS CHURCH”.  “You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but are fellow citizens with the saints and, members of the household of God..” –Ephesians 2:19

With Special Guest: REVEREND TIMOTHY PAVLATOS. Clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family, Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and Director of the Family Wellness Ministry for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco; and with Special Guest Hierarch
RIGHT REVEREND SAVA, Bishop of the Georgian Orthodox Diocese of North America

Schedule of Events are posted at:

Family Wellness Conference: Shoreline, WA
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day
Family Wellness Conference: Shoreline, WA @ Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church | Shoreline | Washington | United States

Metropolis of San Francisco and the Family Wellness Ministry (fb) invites you to the Pacific Northwest and Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church (FB) in Shoreline, Washington.

All Orthodox Christians interested in Family Wellness are invited. Conferences are free, however, there will be a free-will donation to cover expenses and to further our ministry.

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24th Annual Conference of St. Moses the Black: Princeton, New Jersey
Oct 6 – Oct 8 all-day
24th Annual Conference of St. Moses the Black: Princeton, New Jersey @ Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow Church | Princeton | New Jersey | United States

Theme: “Closer to Christ, Closer to Each Other”

We are honored to have as our keynote speaker this year His Eminence, Archbishop Michael of New York and New Jersey.  Other speakers will include: Fr. Moses Berry, Fr. Jerome Sanderson, Mother Katherine, Fr. Alexii Altschul

The full schedule and speaker list is still being developed. Check back at:

Pan-Orthodox Conference on Male and Female Diaconate: Irvine, CA
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day
Pan-Orthodox Conference on Male and Female Diaconate: Irvine, CA @ St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church | Irvine | California | United States


This conference will examine the theology, history, and purpose of the diaconate, both male and female. It will include four sessions: the present state of the diaconate; ways men and women are engaged in diaconal service today; the current challenges and future possibilities of the diaconate; and the opportunities to engage with both clergy and faithful on rejuvenation of the male and female diaconate for the building up of the body of Christ.

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Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

His All Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch has given us his blessing to conduct a conference on ecology in his honour. A SACRAMENTAL APPROACH TO ECOLOGY will be a pan-religious gathering. While organised and sponsored by the Monastery, one session will be hosted by and at TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY in Langley, B.C. The dates of the event are 6-7 October. On the 6th, the Monastery will host a round table discussion, MC’d by Steve Bynum, the producer of Worldview on the American National Public Radio system. On the 7th, the session will be at T.W.U. Further information and details will be published in the first week of September.

OCAMPR 2017 Annual Conference: Somerset, NJ
Nov 2 – Nov 4 all-day
OCAMPR 2017 Annual Conference: Somerset, NJ @ Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cultural Center | Franklin Township | New Jersey | United States

2017 Conference: “Resiliency: Body, Mind and Spirit”

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