In June 2019, Halki Summit III was held in Constantinople (Istanbul), hosted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The topic of the summit was Theological Formation and Ecological Awareness: A Conversation on Education and the Environment. The summit brought together theological educators and environmental thinkers and activists for the sustained conversation about how we might integrate ecological issues in our seminaries, schools and parish religious education programs. This issue of PRAXIS includes a few of presentations from the summit for your study.

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In This Issue


Message by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios Upon the Day of Prayer for the Protection of Creation (September 1, 1989)

Selections from Halki Summit III

The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration and Its Materials for Parishes
Frederick Krueger

All of Creation Praises Thee
Dr. Crina Gschwandtner

Environmental Awareness and Action "Across" the Curriculum
V. Rev. Dr. Anton C. Vrame

"Love the Trees": An Ecological Saint for Our Times
Ioanna (Jeanne) Knights

Being Church: Living the Faith through Ecological Advocacy
Nicholas Anton


Stillness and Trust: Seeds of Teenage Environmental Consciousness
Angela Tsarouhis

2019 National St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival
Angeliki Constantine

Top Speeches
Junior Division: Stavros Spanakis
Senior Division: Naomi Solomon

Inspiring the Parish through Incremental Change
Megan Ladner and Peter Savas

The Earth is the Lord's
Hieromonk Michasl (Ziebarth)

Honoring God's Creation Every Day of the Week
Melanie DiStefano

Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad – Austin Kleon
Reviewed by Sarah Parro

Discerning Our Part to Play
V. Rev. Dr. Anton C. Vrame

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