Health and Human Rights in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS: A Modern-Day Civil Rights Struggle

As Orthodox Christians, we are charged with viewing people of all races equally, both under God as well as societally. This stems not from political opinion, but rather our shared view that we are all created in His image. This year, as we commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are reminded of his tremendous work towards racial equality and the sacrifices he made for civil rights. When evaluating the impact he has had on the world, we must not become complacent. As Archbishop... Read More

Proposals sought for Human Trafficking Project

St. Catherine’s Vision (SCV), an international, pan-Orthodox Christian, non-profit organization, is circulating an open “Call for Proposals” requesting help from qualified persons who wish to participate in a public service ministry or “diakonima” in “Divine Compassion and Human Trafficking.”

This initiative will facilitate the establishing of a pan-Orthodox Christian response that is spiritually and psychologically safe, engaging the issue of Human Trafficking, “ cultivating a dialogue to promote sound collaborative initiatives across Orthodox Christian jurisdictions, agencies and interested persons to “light a Candle in the darkness” of this ongoing tragedy.

SCV seeks to bring a measure of competent, practical relief to help in healing and liberation in as many contexts as possible and to draw together a small, select pan-Orthodox group of experienced theologians, leaders and practitioners whose proven work and expertise directly engage in this ministry or service.

This invitation also is extended to respected non-Orthodox experts in the field.

A Three-to-Five Year Process:

In order to discern and help build the first phase of this collaborative framework, SCV anticipates a three to five year process of private consultations, which will also be organized in conjunction with an annual public event (e.g. a lectureship or conference), so that Orthodox Christians and the general public may benefit from these conversations and service. The ministry also will release updates through the social media outlets of SCV, our collaborators and friends, and other organizations.

St Catherine’s Vision is an international, pan-Orthodox Christian, non-profit organization. SCV brings women theologians together with ordained and lay servant-leaders addressing contemporary concerns in a manner that is established in and accountable to the living tradition and canonical heritage of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Founded in 2001, it is an endorsed organization of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. SCV is governed by a board of directors who manage general affairs and a larger advisory board (or advisory council), who, together comprise the bulk of a “prayer-based think tank...that also acts.” Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald is the executive director.

For more information, contact SCV at www.saintcatherinesvision.org.

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