Πέμπτη, 27 Απριλίου 2017

ECUMENISM: RAPPROCHEMENT THROUGH CO-WORKING


 Cyril Hovorun, Huffington Ecumenical Institute, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA;hei@lmu.eduAcademic Editor: John A. JillionsReceived: 6 February 2017; Accepted: 7 April 2017; Published: 27 April 2017
Abstract: This paper explores some forms of interaction between the Catholic and Orthodoxchurches in different contexts. Some of these forms are helpful, but not always efficient, andsome are not helpful. Theological dialogues belong to the former category of interactions: theyare helpful, but not efficient. Alliances on an ideological basis, for instance on the basis of “traditionalvalues,” are unhelpful, because they polarise the churches internally. This article instead proposes a collaboration in the public domain as an alternative way of rapprochement between the two churches.
The Ukrainian Maidan (the revolution of 2014) exemplifies a co-working space, which proved to be
efficient for restoring trust between Orthodox and Greek Catholics.
Keywords:
 ecumenical dialogues; culture wars; ideology; public domain; maidan

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