Representatives of European theological faculties and church theological institutes have warned against universities dropping the teaching of theology in favour of religious studies that are seen as a more general approach.
"Theology has a major role to play within the university by countering stereotypes, demonstrating ways of dealing with religious conflict, and working out its own unique specificity in dialogue with other disciplines," said Orthodox Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, the president of the Conference of European Churches.
The 7th annual Tesla Day and the 154th anniversary of his birthday were celebrated on Saturday evening, 10th of July at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel. Enormous interest and support for this event was demonstrated by all tickets being sold out a couple of months ahead!
On the proposal of The Serbian National Register of Internet Domain Names (RNIDS) that, regarding the activities of determining the Cyrillic domain that our country will use on the Internet network, except representatives of other important and relevant institutions of our society, the Serbian Orthodox Church also participates, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the SOC for representatives in the working group for the selection of Serbian Cyrillic Internet domain delegated deacon Oliver Subotic, theologian and information scientist, the head of the Center for the study and use of modern technologies
On Friday, September 25 at the amphitheater of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology an international scientific symposium was opened " Antique culture, European and Serbian heritage" organized by the Society for antique studies, which president, professor Dr. Ksenija Maricki-Gadjanski organizes and runs this meeting. His Grace Bishop Dr. Irinej Bulovic of Bachka, a dean of the faculty, opened the symposion, and after that academician Dimitrije Stefanovic presented Carl Joachim Classen a Charter of Matica srpska and addressed the audience in Serbian and German.
At his Why Evolution is True site, Jerry Coyne has been posting about the accommodation of religious sensibilities in materials and statements by American science organisations such as the National Academy of Sciences, National Center for Science Education, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. In all cases, these (valuable) organisations have considered it necessary to calm the fears of American religionists that science, particularly evolutionary biology, undermines religion.
It's fair to say that the science organisations have taken policy stances that science and orthodox religion are not incompatible. In my view, that is a deplorable step.