The Rise of the Russian Christian Right: The Case of the World Congress of Families
Opinion | Religion

The Rise of the Russian Christian Right: The Case of the World Congress of Families

Introduction During the last decade, socially conservative political parties and civil society groups have been on the rise in Russia, across Central and Eastern Europe, and also in Western Europe and the United States. Such actors mobilise against LGBT-rights, women’s and children’s rights, and reproductive rights in the name of the ‘traditional family’, and they…

America Has Traded God for Empire, Narcissism, Militarism, Usury, Sodomy
Opinion

America Has Traded God for Empire, Narcissism, Militarism, Usury, Sodomy

It goes without saying that Father Joseph Gleason of Russian Faith is making his mark in the world for the Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ. His theological journey has finally taken him into the priesthood of the Russian Orthodox Church. Geographically, the journey he and his family have embarked upon has taken them from…

Hagia Sophia Is Still Symbolic of Christianity and Islam’s Shared History
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Hagia Sophia Is Still Symbolic of Christianity and Islam’s Shared History

Hagia Sophia’s conversion from a museum into a mosque has seen thousands and thousands of words committed to the page across the globe.  Most of it recycles the same information – that the great church was built in the sixth century under the Byzantine emperor Justinian, that it was converted to a mosque when Mehmed the Conqueror captured…