NEW YORK – The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces a contest initiative to advance interfaith dialogue. Individuals from all faith traditions are invited to submit a video, photo or MA thesis that best articulates and captures the Orthodox Church’s commitment to interfaith cooperation and dialogue. Three winners will be awarded $500, one from each of the following categories:
  • Original Video expressing the importance of Orthodoxy’s dialogue with other faiths (60-90 seconds);
  • Original Photography capturing the essence of interfaith dialogue from an Orthodox Christian perspective;
  • M.A. thesis that focuses on the relationship between Orthodoxy and other religious traditions (submitted and defended from 2012-2017).

Eligibility Criteria

Every individual, regardless of her/his religious tradition, is eligible to apply. Proposals must fall under one of the three aforementioned categories. Only individuals living in the U.S. can apply.

General Submission Guidelines

  • Entrants must submit a brief description of his/her submission (500-700 words) that includes personal information of the applicant (name, address, contact details); the category under which the submission falls; and how the project may help advance interfaith dialogue.
    • Email Proposals to [email protected] by Thursday, September 21, 2017.
    • Please include the following subject to email: “Interfaith Dialogue: Applicant’s Last Name”
    • By submitting an entry, applicants agree to the terms and conditions (click here to review).
  • The name of the three winners will be announced on October 20, 2017
  • Full contest rules can be found at
  • For more information, please contact the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations at: 212-570-3593.


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