Browsing: Halki

Source: ABC News Greece’s prime minister says a potential move by Turkey to allow the reopening of an Orthodox seminary on an island off Istanbul would help bring ordinary Greeks and Turks closer. By EMRAH GUREL Associated Press ISTANBUL — Feb 6, 2019 — A potential move by Turkey to allow the reopening of a Greek Orthodox theology school on the island of Halki, off Istanbul, would help bring the two countries closer together, Greece’s prime minister said Wednesday. During a visit to the site, Alexis Tsipras voiced hope that the seminary at Heybeli Island —known as Halki in Greek — can resume teaching after…

Source: Conference of European Churches (CEC) Istanbul/Heybeliada From September 7 to 9 more than 40 human rights experts from across Europe journeyed to the hilltop theological school of Halki on the Turkish island of Heybeliada. Once the heart of theological education for the Orthodox world, the school closed in 1971 as a result of a ban on private higher education in Turkey. Arriving by plane, train, and even by foot, participants discussed and debated approaches to advancing freedom of religion or belief. Participants were drawn from CEC Member Churches, civil society, academia, and the European Institutions. Topics covered included the…

Source: American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association WASHINGTON, DC –  Anthony Kouzounis, supreme president of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), the largest and oldest membership-based association for the nation’s millions of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes, issued the following statement on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom’s release of its 2014 Annual Report on April 30: “The return of Turkey’s designation to ‘Tier Two’ country status rectifies to some extent the Commission’s egregious and disappointing designation last year that significantly upgraded Turkey to a country that simply needed to be ‘monitored.’ “The Commission’s 2014 report properly documents many…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Under the Auspices of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew The Halki Summit – sponsored by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and co-sponsored by Southern New Hampshire University – is a conversation on environment, ethics and innovation among a distinguished group of activists, scientists, journalists, business leaders, theologians, and academics. At the heart of this discussion is the recognition that no healing environmental action can be successful without a fundamental change in values as manifested in ethics and spirituality. On the small island of Heybeliada, just off the coast of Istanbul, at the historical Theological School of Halki, Ecumenical…