OSCE CONFERENCE ON DISCRIMINATION AND INTOLERANCE TOWARDS CHRISTIANS

May 18, 2015 – A conference took place in Vienna on ‘Enhancing Efforts to Prevent and Combat Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, Focusing on Hate Crimes, Exclusion, Marginalization and Denial of Rights’. It was organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and attended by representatives of the OSCE member states, religious ...

They try to deprive Russia of spiritual weapon, which is more powerful than nuclear one – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin

They try to deprive Russia of spiritual weapon, which is more powerful than nuclear one – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin

Moscow, October 9, Interfax - Loss of spiritual weapon is the most terrific thing for Russia, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin believes. “They try to deprive Russia of its spiritual weapon, which, I believe, is more powerful than nuclear one,” Father Vsevolod said on air his programVechnost i ...

Attacks on Christian, Muslim holy places raise issue of moral limits of freedom – Russian Church

Moscow, September 20, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church has reminded people who start religious conflicts and riots that freedom of expression should have clear moral limits. "I personally think that the continuing actions in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the appearance of a film insulting the founder of Islam, the attacks on U.S. embassies ...

Russian Church is positive about “Orthodox” parties, but won’t bless them

Moscow, January 12, Interfax - Head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin urges to think over whether it is possible to set up an "Orthodox" political party in Russia. "The Church is positive about the prospect of setting up Christian or Orthodox parties or in-party groups, but it won't ...

Russian Orthodox Church will continue crafting “symphony” with state – priest (updated)

Moscow, November 7, Interfax - A high-ranking Russian Orthodox Church priest has highly commended President Dmitry Medvedev's meeting with representatives of the Orthodox public, saying that the Russian Orthodox Church will continue its policy of crafting a "symphony" in the relationship between the church and state. "An important event has occurred at the exhibition and ...

Church grateful to city authorities for preventing Moscow gay Parade

Moscow, May 30, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church is grateful to the Moscow city authorities and law enforcers for preventing a gay parade attempted in the city last Saturday. Responding to questions from Interfax-Religion on Monday, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said the authorities "quite politely prevented ...

Church grateful to city authorities for preventing Moscow Gay Parade

Moscow, May 30, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church is grateful to the Moscow city authorities and law enforcers for preventing a gay parade attempted in the city last Saturday. Responding to questions from Interfax-Religion on Monday, head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said the authorities "quite politely prevented ...

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin proposes to pack anonymous members of Internet community into a special dangerous Zone

Moscow, May 18, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate believes anonymity in Internet may create a threat to society. "I am opposed to anonymity in Internet; I think an individual communicating with others should not conceal his or her name, just as we never cover our faces while talking to other people. If an individual wears ...

Moscow Patriarchate: Russia’s mission is to become the Holy Rus

Moscow, April 8, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church called Russians to implement the Christian mission. "People's Christian mission is their duty, objective and an appeal to national humility, self-restriction and sacrifice," head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin said at the international conference of Church and Society Relations held ...

Church urges society to work so that Russia lives under God’s and human laws rather than laws of Jungle and Mountains

Russian Orthodox Church *** The best tribute to Yegor Sviridov's memory should be not revenge and slogans, but consolidation of society Moscow, January 15, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church urges society to work so that Russia lives not under the law of jungle and mountains, but under God's and human laws. "Evil will cut short Yegor ...