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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES AND PLURALISM CONCLUDES AT HOLY CROSS
OCTOBER 10, 2002

Brookline, MA. – The International Conference entitled "The Orthodox Churches in a Pluralistic World: An Ecumenical Conversation" concluded on Saturday, October 5 with the participants adopting a statement of the proceedings which is included below.

The conference, which was held on the campus of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, was jointly sponsored by Holy Cross and the World Council of Churches, and presented in cooperation with the Boston Theological Institute and the Initiatives in Religion and Public Life of Harvard Divinity School.
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CONVERSATIONS ON ORTHODOXY AND PLURALISM REVEAL PROFOUND CHALLENGES IN A CHANGING WORLD

More than a dozen scholarly papers and hours of incisive observations were the weighty products of a three day "ecumenical conversation" on Orthodox churches and pluralism held last weekend at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Mass.

But the tone of the conversation was established at the onset Thursday evening (3 October) in a keynote address by Archbishop Demetrios, primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America. The standard of pluralism, said Demetrios, was set two millennia ago when the Apostle Paul confessed he had become "all things to all men, that I might be all means save some." (I Corinthians 9:22).
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CONFERENCE ON PLURALISM OPENS AT HOLY CROSS WITH KEYNOTE BY ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS
OCTOBER 4, 2002

Brookline, MA — The International Conference entitled "The Orthodox Churches in a Pluralistic World: An Ecumenical Conversation" opened on Thursday, October 3 with the keynote address of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America. The conference, which is jointly sponsored by Holy Cross and the World Council of Churches, and presented in cooperation with the Boston Theological Institute and the Initiatives in Religion and Public Life at Harvard Divinity School, includes presentations by many renowned theologians and scholars who have come together to address the challenge of globalization, issues of human rights, religious violence, ethnicity and nationalism, and Christian missions.
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HOLY CROSS GREEK ORTHODOX SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY WILL HOST AN INTERNATIONAL ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE TO ADRESS THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD, ISSUES OF HUMAN RIGHTS, RELIGIOUS PLURALISM AND ETHNIC CONFLICTS
September 2, 2002

The mission of the Orthodox Churches in a global and pluralistic world will be the focus of study at the International Conference that Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology will hold on October 3-5, 2002 on its Campus.
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HOLY CROSS GREEK ORTHODOX SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY WILL HOST AN INTERNATIONAL ECUMENICAL CONFERENCE TO ADRESS THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD, ISSUES OF HUMAN RIGHTS, RELIGIOUS PLURALISM AND ETHNIC CONFLICTS
July 8, 2002

Brookline: Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is please to announce that it will host an International Conference on "The Orthodox Churches in a Pluralistic World: An Ecumenical Conversation." The Conference is jointly sponsored by the World Council of Churches, and presented in cooperation with the Boston Theological Institute and Harvard Divinity School's Initiatives in Religion and Public Life. The dates are October 3-5, 2002.
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