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Source: Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University BY PATRICK VEREL Fordham’s Orthodox Christian Studies Center has secured two grants totaling $610,000 that will be used to fund a multiyear research project devoted toward the issue of human rights. One grant, for $360,000, comes from the Henry Luce Foundation, while the other, for $250,000, comes from Leadership 100. The center received the Leadership 100 grant in February, and the Luce grant in March. The Center will use the grants to fund an interdisciplinary, international research initiative on Orthodox Christianity’s complex, even turbulent, engagement with human rights discourse. Center co-director George Demacopoulos, Ph.D., professor of theology and the Father…

Source: Public Orthodoxy by Mark Arey As the last General Secretary of SCOBA (the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas) and the first Secretary (albeit for less than an hour) of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, I have always marveled at the ‘Golden Age’ syndrome around “Ligonier” of many Orthodox Christians when it comes to Orthodox unity in the Western Hemisphere. There are still many who believe that the Ligonier gathering in 1994 of most of the Orthodox Bishops in America (represented by SCOBA primates) was an inflection point for Orthodoxy in…

Source: Fordham University Orthodox Christian Studies Center Please join Center Co-Founders Dr. George Demacopoulos and Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou during this Lenten season: Monday, February 27, “Why Be Orthodox?” Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou The Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, Port Washington, NY 7:30 pm Complinefollowed by Lenten Dinner and Discussion Saturday, March 4th, “The Importance of Reading the Church Fathers” Dr. George Demacopoulos St. Mary & St. Antonios Coptic Orthodox Church,Ridgewood, Queens, NY 11:15 am Lenten Brunchfollowed by talk at 12:15 pm Saturday, March 11, “Why Be Orthodox: Understanding Orthodox Spiritual Practices” and “Why Are People Leaving the Church? – And What…

Source: Fordham University Though Syriac Christianity is one of the oldest Christian cultures, many people in the West are unaware of its existence and unfamiliar with its traditions. If we recognize, however, that some of Syriac Christianity’s most important ancient centers—Nineveh, Babylon, and Beroea—are today’s Mosul, Baghdad, and Aleppo, we get a better understanding of how it is imperiled by today’s violent conflicts. Now, some of the most beautiful and sophisticated Syriac manuscripts of the ancient world are at risk of being lost forever, said one of the world’s leading experts on Syriac texts. Columba Stewart, O.S.B., professor of theology…

Source: Fordham University By Joanna Klimaski In the United States, less than 1 percent of people identify as Orthodox Christians—however, with an estimated population in excess of 260 million worldwide, Orthodox Christianity represents the second largest Christian tradition in the world. Now, a grant secured by two Fordham scholars will help bridge the gap between the U.S. population and this important segment of Christians living in some of the most significant global hot-spots. The Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University has received a prestigious challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent federal agency and…

Source: Order of St. Andrew the Apostle – Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Bronx, NY 12/14/2012 Professor Archon George Demacopoulos and Professor Archon Aristotle Papanikolaou, co-founders of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University, have just been awarded a National Endowment of the Humanities Matching Grant to the tune of $500,000. Even more significant than the amount, is that this is the most prestigious award available for humanities-based scholarship in the United States. Archon Demacopoulos said, “In short, an arm of the Federal Government has decided that Orthodox Christian Studies is a field worthy of significant investment so that…