"THE CANONICAL & ETHICAL RESPONSE OF EASTERN ORTHODOXY TO THE CHALLENGES OF MODERNITY"
The Very Rev. Dr. Daniel Buda – The Very Rev Dr. David Pratt – Dr. Patricia Bouteneff WHEN Friday, December 6, 2019 9:00 am – 6:00 PM; Registration begins at 9:00 AM).
WHERE: Union Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway @ 121st St, New York, NY 10027)
This conference will address the central topics of canon law and social ethics. Does Eastern Orthodoxy have a definitive social ethics? What does the social ethics of Eastern Christianity mean in history and today? What makes social ethics special and important in Eastern Christianity? Moreover, we will discuss the Orthodox response to those challenges of modernity associated with major changes in society (for example: nationalism/racism, human rights, ecumenism, environmentalism, women’s role in the church and in society). How are we as Eastern Orthodox Christians inspired, influenced, and affected by the social ethics of the church in our lives and in our work? How do social changes affect canon law? How do they impact Orthodox ethos?
There is no charge to attend the conference, and there is no advance registration. For further information, you may contact the Rev. Dr. Sergey Trostyanskiy (firstname.lastname@example.org).