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Public Lecture

The Greek Orthodox Church and the Economic Crisis

Speaker :

His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrias and Almyros

Chair : Professor Kevin Featherstone
Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics; Director of the Hellenic Observatory
Venue : Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
Date :

Wednesday 12 November 2014, 18.30-20.00

As historically a central pole of national identity, and with a new politics of nationalism evident, the way in which the Greek Orthodox Church is impacted by Greece’s economic crisis and how it responds to it is of major importance to the nation’s public and social affairs. The Bishop has a strong record of connecting the Church to contemporary social issues and of opening up to other faiths. This lecture addressed the challenges posed by the crisis. 

His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrias and Almyros is a Diocesan Bishop of the Church of Greece. H. E. Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrias, member of many synodal commissions of the Church of Greece, is also President of the Board of Directors of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, and of the General Assembly of the Greek Bible Society, while for the last twenty years he was presenting the religious emission on the Greek TV.

EVENT POSTER

 Event Photos 

From left to right: Dr Pantelis Kalaitzidis, Director of  Volos Academy; Fr Demetrios Bathrellos; Professor Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics; Director of the Hellenic Observatory; His Eminence Ignatius, Metropolitan of Demetrias and Almyros; His Grace Athanasios Bishop of Tropaiou; Reverend Alexander Fostiropoulos, Orthodox Chaplain, LSE; Chaplain and Interfaith Adviser Reverend Dr James Walters; Dr Spyros Economides, Associate Professor of International Relations and European Politics, Deputy Director of Hellenic Observatory

His Eminence Ignatius, Metropolitan of Demetrias and Almyros (left) and Fr Demetrios Bathrellos (translator)

                                         The audience in the Hong Kong Theatre

                    His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrias and Almyros

 

 

Photography supplied courtesy of Antonios Fiala A.Fiala@lse.ac.uk  

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