9 May 2013: CEES & GSERN Joint Seminar
Issued: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:42:00 BST
Between Byzantium and Brussels: The Politics of Orthodox Christianity in the European Union
Dr Lucian Leustean (University of Aston)
5.30pm (tea and coffee from 5pm), Central and East European Studies Seminar Room, 8 Lilybank Gardens
Joint seminar with Glasgow South-East Europe Research Network.
This talk focuses on the ways in which Orthodox churches view their religious and political roles in the European Union. After the Maastricht Treaty, the Orthodox churches of Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and Cyprus have opened their own offices in Brussels; similarly, although their countries are not EU member-states, the Serbian Orthodox Church has a representative as part of the Conference of European Churches while the Russian Patriarchate and the Ecumenical Patriarchate opened their own offices. This talk addresses the mobilisation of Orthodox churches in the European Union and assesses their dialogue with European institutions.
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