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“It is impossible to speak exclusively for the unity of the church and be indifferent about the unity of humankind,” says a senior Greek Orthodox theologian.
The situation in Greece is more than an economic crisis for one country alone, an ecumenical Christian delegation from Europe and Africa has been told.
The people behind a play called Corpus Christi are facing prosecution in Greece for blasphemy, in a move seen as threat to religious freedom.
Archbishop Hieronymos II of Athens and All Greece has warned the Greek government of a possible social upheaval if more austerity measures are ushered in by international financial institutions overseeing the sovereign debt crisis.
The Church of Greece is getting ready to assist the Greek people to face the consequences of tough and unpopular economic measures taken by the government.
From its earliest times, Christianity has been associated with Greek thought, says Giles Fraser. But the legacy of Plato is one that needs a good deal of questioning.