Canonical Territory as a Modern Challenge

The Oslo Coalition held an international seminar on “Canonical Territory as a Modern Challenge” on December 14–16, 2012 at Lysebu, Oslo. The event marked the launch of a new project addressing problems of inter-religious relations and human rights from within Orthodox Christian thought and practice.

 

The Oslo Coalition held an international seminar on “Canonical Territory as a Modern Challenge” on December 14–16, 2012 at Lysebu, Oslo. The event marked the launch of a new project addressing problems of inter-religious relations and human rights from within Orthodox Christian thought and practice.

The seminar gathered noted Orthodox theologians and intellectuals from institutions including Moscow Spiritual Academy (Russia), St Vladimir’s Seminary (U.S.), St Sergius Institute (France), University of Durham (UK), Volos Academy (Greece), and Yale University (U.S.), as well as the human rights officer of the Council of European Churches.

The expert participants gave papers on various aspects of canonical territory and the identification of religion with ethnicity as apparent stumbling blocks in inter-religious relations. This theme proved a stimulating point of entry, but based on the vigorous discussions, the broader theme of religious minorities was chosen for the next meeting.

Organizer

Oslo Coalition
Tags: Canonical territory
Published Nov. 29, 2013 7:27 AM