Obama Breaks Promise on 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Raymond Ibrahim - 25/4/15 As the world continues to look on in dismay at the barbaric atrocities committed against Christian minorities by the Islamic State—the self-proclaimed new “caliphate”—today, April 24, marks the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities by Turkey’s Islamic Ottoman Empire—the last caliphate. Most American historians who have examined the question agree that what the Armenians experienced ...

Teaching People to Commit Genocide

22/4/15 (AINA) -- The United Nations often pays lip service to the need to stop educational instruction that could motivate genocidal attacks on national or religious groups. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 defines the right to education in this way: "[Education] shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious ...

Arvo Pärt Project Creates Media Splash and Campus Buzz

 Arvo Pärt

G abrielle Kushlan - May 2014 -SVOTS Arvo Part Concert Tickets Going Fast: purchase now at Carnegie Hall! The New York Times article The Wall Street Journal article View Metropolitan Tikhon's video endorsement After years of hard work, the Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir's Seminary—headed by Associate Professor of Systematic Theology Dr. Peter Bouteneff and Assistant Professor of Liturgical Music ...

Patriarch Asks Turkey to End Stalemate Over Shuttered Seminary

Yasemin Çongar for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse  - August 2013 Clad in ceremonial attire complete with a jeweled crown and the patriarchal crozier in one hand, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew stood, Aug. 15, on the terrace of the Sumela Monastery and prayed. His face was damp with sweat and his silk white robe with powder-blue patterns of the cross shimmered ...

The Arab Springtime is a Nightmare for Syrian Christians

Alessandra Nucci- 23/7/13 Middle Eastern Christians decry how Western media misrepresent the increasingly violent events in Syria. Now that Syria is in shambles—with an estimated 93,000 dead, 1.5 million refugees, and 4.5 million internally displaced; ancient churches torched, destroyed, or vandalized; Christians targeted for murder and kidnapping and even used as human shields—now the mainstream media is starting ...

Visiting The Christian Community In Iraq

24/12/12 Before Iraq was conquered by the Arabs in the seventh century, it was one of the oldest centers of Christianity in the world. Even after the Arab conquest, Christians made up a sizable minority of the population – sometimes tolerated, sometimes persecuted, but always surviving. Now it's facing its biggest threat in centuries. The Christian Community in ...

What’s Next for Syria’s Christians?

Mark Movsesian - 14/12/12 This week, the United States recognized the Syrian National Coalition, an umbrella organization of groups opposed to the Assad regime, as the government of Syria. Now, as everyone knows, the SNC relies heavily on fighters from the al-Nusra Front, an Islamist group that the United States has designated as a terrorist organization. There ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary offers public evening course on Arvo Pärt

YONKERS, NY [SVOTS Communications] 23/11/2012 Beginning January 15, 2013, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will offer an extension course for the public, “The Music and Faith of Arvo Pärt,” taught by Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff, associate professor of Systematic Theology. Arvo Pärt, whose works rank him as the third most performed composer globally, is an Orthodox Christian of ...

St. Vladimir’s Offers Public Evening Course on Arvo Pärt

12/11/2012 Beginning January 15, 2013, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will offer an extension course for the public: “The Music and Faith of Arvo Pärt,” taught by Peter C. Bouteneff, associate professor of Systematic Theology. Arvo Pärt, whose works rank him as the 3rd-most performed composer globally, is an Orthodox Christian of Estonian nationality, and the course will combine ...