Tag : Russian Orthodox Church

Written on Feb, 07, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

The recent conviction of a Jehovah’s Witness of “religious extremism” by a Russian court is an opportunity for the Orthodox Church of Russia to re-affirm its commitment to religious freedom.

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Written on Aug, 19, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

While they have much to recommend them, the free market and the global banking system aren’t without their shortcomings. The Orthodox Church in Russia has proposed a banking model that corrects what it sees as the most serious of that industry’s moral failings. However the system the Church purposes is unlikely to foster economic growth. It also overlooks the convergence of the free market with key elements of the Orthodox moral tradition.

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Written on Aug, 07, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Adopted at the Sacred Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, this document sets forth the basic provisions of her teaching on church-state relations and a number of problems socially significant today. It also reflects the official position of Moscow Patriarchate on relations with state and secular society. In addition, it gives a number of guidelines to be applied in this field by the episcopate, clergy and laity.

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