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Divine Compassion and Human Trafficking
- For the Orthodox Christian Church to be a living beacon of conscience against the commodification of human persons, reflecting the Light of Christ in the darkness of Human Trafficking globally and locally.
- Collaborate with others already in this arena- not to duplicate efforts, but rather, to build bridges enhancing the effective work already taking place.
- Cultivate an Orthodox Christian conversation, perspective and witness of Divine Compassion and Human Trafficking in collaboration with others by:
Sponsoring various types of general educational programming that foster a contemporary Orthodox Christian hermeneutic on Divine Compassion (theion eleos), the ministry of women and men in the life of the Church and “orthopraxia”.
Developing specific targeted programming cultivating theological inquiry and research, spiritual reflection, pastoral education, community participation and appropriate action and outreach related to Divine Compassion and Human Trafficking.
While trusting and bearing witness to the Divine Compassion, promoting ways to build bridges, alliances and networks among members (groups) of the Orthodox Church to challenge societal indifference to Human Trafficking.
- Advocate to local and national government representatives for protection of victims of human trafficking and address the root causes of human trafficking.
12th Sunday of Luke; Macarius the Great of Egypt; Mark, Bishop of Ephesus; Arsenius of Corfu; Makarios of Alexandria; Makarios, Hierodeacon of Kalogera, Patmos; Removal of the Honorable Relics of Saint Gregory the Theologian; Branwallader, Bishop of Jersey
In celebration of its
Orthodox Women Speak: Discerning the "Signs of the Times"
is now available FREE
This book offers a penetrating introduction to vital themes related to the participation of women in the life of the Church.
Published in 1999, this book is the product of ground-breaking, officially sponsored, international Orthodox Women’s Conferences that took place in Damascus, Syria (1996) and Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey (1997).
"Let us praise Catherine the radiant bride of Christ, guardian of Sinai, our helper and supporter. By the power of the Spirit, she silenced the arrogance of the ungodly. Crowned as a martyr, she now implores great mercy for all."