Alexandra Lora

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‘Brave Crusader’: Order of St. Andrew Collaborates with America’s Notorious Islamophobe

Throughout human history, religion has always gone hand in hand with violence. The martyrs of the first Christians, Crusades, Inquisition, St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre, jihadism – these are just few examples of religious identity becoming a reason for murder. In today’s world, faith is a personal choice so less people suffer from their confession. Anyway, there are always those willing to fill their pockets by breeding hatred.

“The author of eighteen books (including two NYT bestsellers) and hundreds of articles, lecturer, expert and US agencies consultant on jihad and Islamic terrorism. His work has aroused the ire of the foes of freedom and their dupes, he has been invited by name to convert to Islam by a senior member of al-Qaeda and has been banned by the British government from entering the United Kingdom,” that’s what Robert Spencer wrote about himself at, a blog founded by him in 2003. The ‘About’ section also features the remarks of Spencer’s supporters and

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'Synaxis of the Ecumenical Patriarchate will largely determine its position in the Orthodox world'

The hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople from all over the world convened for a Synaxis (meeting) in Istanbul. The significance of the event is emphasized by the fact that the previous EP bishops' meeting took place three years ago – at the start of the final stage of preparations for the Pan-Orthodox Council in Crete.

Jelena Rakocevic comes up with more details at "It is expected that the forthcoming Synaxis will largely determine the position of Constantinople in the Orthodox world since it will deal with such important issues as the crisis in the Greek American Archdiocese and especially the church situation in Macedonia and Ukraine".

She also reflects on a recent VOA's interview with the chief Ukrainian American Orthodox Metropolitan Anthony Scherba and several think pieces on the matter of Ukrainian autocephaly.

"Poroshenko returned from Istanbul after meetings with the patriarch with a bit of exaggerated enthusiasm," Metropolitan Anthony comme

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