Christmas seems to be just over. Yet, the ecclesiastical year has started a new period: Lent. What is that about? And what are the different styles of the Christian denominations?
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The Greek parliament voted to open marriage for same-sex couples. It is the first country with an Orthodox Christian majority that gives homosexuals access to marriage.
Most of the 100,000 refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh have no house but live in shelters. Armenia is still in shock. But at the same time, miracles are happening.
Estonia was the first country to open marriage to people of the same sex. Since January 1st, homosexuals can tie the knot and even adopt children.
Celebrating Christmas and winter holidays could lead us to forget that there is no peace on earth yet. Conflicts are quite heavy, both in Ukraine and in Palestine-Israel. Jack Nassar, a Palestinian Christian, urges his European brothers and sisters to reflect on this reality from his Middle Eastern perspective.
Populist politicians are active all over Europe. Last month, Geert Wilders won the elections in the Netherlands by far. Before that, Sweden and Italy saw their governments dominated by populist parties. How should European churches deal with this trend?
Orthodox activists are starting a strange campaign in Belarus, writes columnist Zmicier Chvedaruk. “These activists are saying that other cultures are violent and shouldn’t exist at all.”
Is Ukraine allowed to legislate for limitations on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) because it has formal connections with the Moscow Patriarchate (MP)? Western observers doubt this.
Patriarch Kirill supports the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Now, Ukraine has pressed criminal charges against the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Ukrainian Parliament took the first step towards a ban on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) last week Thursday. Does this threaten the religious freedom of Ukrainians? Five questions and answers.