Religion, Culture, Patriotism

Patriarch Aleksei of Moscow recently opened XIII International Pedagogical Christmas Readings Conference. Sponsored by Kateketikal office Moscow Patriarch, Department Education Russian Federation. In opening address Patriarch referred to importance to patriotism. Many correspondents on this internet site have said Ukrainians and Russians are too nationalistic. So perhaps Western Christians take a different view of relationship of Christian and Christian culture to patriotism. What do correspondents think of love of Native Country for a Christian? How can love of Native Country be evil nationalism when country has Christian heroes and many who have sacrificed in Great Wars?? What is best relationship of religion, culture and patriotism???

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