Modernist-Ecumenist Greek “Orthodox Christian Studies Center” Awarded LGBTQ Research Grant

NFTU: More from the “Official” and so-called “Canonical Orthodoxy”

https://news.fordham.edu/university-news/83996/

Together with the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, Fordham’s Orthodox Christian Studies Center has been awarded a research grant from the British Council in the USA to examine LGBTQ rights alongside Eastern Orthodox identity.

As part of the British Council’s Bridging Voices project, the grant will bring together diverging voices from both sides of the Atlantic to Fordham for a seminar in June 2019 titled, “Contemporary Eastern Orthodox Identity and the Challenges of Pluralism and Sexual Diversity in a Secular Age.”

The seminar, research, and resulting papers, will facilitate discussion on issues related to sexual diversity within Eastern Orthodoxy and how policymakers in Europe and the U.S. can respond in a measured manner, said Aristotle Papanikolaou, Ph.D., the Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture and co-director of the Center.

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3 Comments

  1. Justice forOrthodoxy says:

    Its is baffling that any church that claims to be the ancient church could accept an award like this.

    • digpig says:

      No Orthodox Church has accepted the grant – rather, the Jesuit controlled Fordham University has. What the British Council, which is effectively an arm of the UK Government funded by British taxpayers, hopes to achieve is anyone’s guess. Perhaps they fondly imagine that Orthodoxy is just the dressed-up Byzantine Tendency of the Church of England. They will soon be disabused of that fantasy!

      • Diakrisis Dogmaton says:

        digpig writes: “What the British Council, which is effectively an arm of the UK Government funded by British taxpayers, hopes to achieve is anyone’s guess.” No. We do not have to guess. They want Orthodox Christians to distance themselves from the clear words of Saint Paul about morality and immorality, including his condemnation of “dishonorable passions” in Romans 1. There indeed are many people in the new calendarist and ecumenist churches who want to revise moral teachings and become just a little bit closer to Anglican liberalism. It is an open agenda, and Francis, Bartholomew, Zizioulas, and Papanikolaou are more or less open about their program of revisionism. That agenda, of course, is not Christianity, but a form of postmodern relativism and hedonism. Not as bad as the Anglicans and other post-Christians. But still bad. Still not Christian. Definitely not Orthodox.

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