The Orthodox Church: between political equation and council

The analysis of Nicolas Kazarian, associate researcher at IRIS.

Orthodoxy, as an identity symbol of a minority community, became the foundation of nationalism Modern to number of countries in the Balkans, combined with separatist projects that restructures the Southeast European political map.

The Orthodox Church is a geopolitical reality in itself which powerfully influences the preparation of the Holy and Great Council. The latter should meet in June 2016.

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Nicolas Kazarian is associate researcher at IRIS, in charge of religious geopolitics Observatory. Historian and specialist of the Orthodox world, he is the author of notes and articles on the relationship between politics and religion in different national contexts of the Orthodox Church. In recent years, he invested the field of geopolitics research by studying religious issues in terms of international relations.

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