Moscow Patriarchate to host international conference on persecution of Christians [CC]


#1

The Russian Orthodox Church has confirmed plans for an international summit meeting on the persecution of Christians, to be held in Moscow in October. The meeting, to be held October 28 …

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#2

:thumbsup: This will be a good thing I hope.


#3

Maybe in the Middle East, Putin looks like a defender of the oppressed Christians, but in the so-called Novorossia (the artificial state which was created with the help of Russia) the rights and freedoms of the protestants are violated.


#4

Ukraine was fine until USA didn’t come and say that Yanukovich must go.

All states are artificial.


#5

Protestants in so called ‘‘Novorossia’’ is often considered as the US agents, and there are cases of violation of the rights and freedoms of believers.
The sectarian intolerance is a quality that the Russian Orthodox Church had for centuries.
Protestants in the former Soviet Union are the people with high moral principles, who oppose the culture of drunkenness and debauchery, and there are complaints about the violation of the rights and freedoms of believers in the russian federation.


#6

Chronicle of terror: Religious persecution by pro-Russian militants in east Ukraine
goo.gl/imnS3y


#7

youtube.com/watch?v=n8kdMpHOWVU

Ukrainian nationalists attacking priest of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, they dare to lay their hands on altar, insult and even attack priest who was serving Divine Liturgy.

Ukraine is a mess, and it turned in to mess, because west toppled Yanukovich.


#8

heated tempers for sure!


#9

The persecution of Christians is really serious problem. I think that the presence of the mission of Billy Graham is also encouraging .
Maybe in the Middle East, Putin looks like a defender of the oppressed Christians, but for example, in the so-called ‘‘Novorossia’’ the rights and freedoms of the Protestants are violated. Protestants in the former Soviet Union are the people with high moral principles, who oppose the culture of drunkenness and debauchery, and there are complaints about the violation of the rights and freedoms of believers in the Russian Federation.
In the Russian Federation, Protestants do not always feel safe, I mean not every where feel safe. Therefore, there is a hope that the participation of influential Protestant personalities of Billy Graham mission will have an impact on this meeting.


#10

Why are you repeating yourself? Are you paid to spread this propaganda?


#11

no


#12

I’m sorry for the Christians in the Middle East, but thinking about the Middle East context,
we must not close our eyes to what is happening in other geographical interfaith contexts.


#13

Oktava, you should understand that there are no state in this world which will allow anti-state propaganda inside of the country. Some times emotions are going wild, but the Church structures have a huge impact on society. Ecclesial identity is very important right now.
The clergy need to be determined to what state they belong to.
If they are supporters of Russkiy Mir it is necessary to keep wise silence or to emigrate to the neighbors country where they will live comfortable with their views.
The similar thing is happening in the Baltic countries and in many other countries.
In Estonia, in Latvia, in Lithuania, in Georgia, in Moldova, in Ukraine, every where for the Russkiy Mir their values and national minorities is an occasion for imperial expansionism and the propaganda about desecration of their spirituality.


#14

The Ukraine was mired in such a mess when their ex-president Yanukovich (Putin puppet) turned his back on his own people, and used VIOLENCE to stop them from expressing their democratic rights.


#15

And, yes, it is quite ironic that the patriarch of Moscow should be hosting such an event, considering what’s going on in parts of the Ukraine held by pro-Russian rebels supported by Russia.


#16

I am glad that Russia will be hosting this. Russia has recovered from its error of persecuting Christians under the red banner. God bless Mother Russia.


#17

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