Religion and Politics in the Context of the War Against Ukraine

24-25 June 2022

Centre for Biblical Studies - Babeș-Bolyai University and the Institute of Ecumenical Studies invite to the online conference "Religion and Politics in the Context of the War Against Ukraine" 24-25 June 2022.

The conference explores the relationship between religion and politics in the context of the war against Ukraine. Theologians, historians and sociologists of religion from Ukraine as well as Greece, Hungary and Romania address the complex religious landscape of Ukraine, the way religious discourse is used to legitimise military invasion, as well as the importance of religion in coping with the war.

The conference will take place on Zoom (registration required).

The language of the conference is English.

𝟏𝟎.𝟎𝟎-𝟏𝟏.𝟎𝟎 𝐂𝐲𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝐇𝐎𝐕𝐎𝐑𝐔𝐍: 𝑶𝒓𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒅𝒐𝒙 𝑷𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑶𝒓𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒅𝒐𝒙 𝑫𝒊𝒔𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒔 𝑩𝒆𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝒂𝒓 𝑨𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒕 𝑼𝒌𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆
Fr. Cyril Hovorun is professor of Ecclesiology, International Relations and Ecumenism at the University College Stockholm (Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm)
𝟏𝟏.𝟎𝟎-𝟏𝟐.𝟎𝟎 𝐓𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐚 𝐊𝐀𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐘𝐂𝐇𝐄𝐍𝐊𝐎: 𝑹𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒕 𝑾𝒂𝒓: 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝒂𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝑷𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝑪𝒐𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑼𝒌𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝑪𝒂𝒔𝒆
Tetiana Kalenychenko is sociologist of religion and coordinator of Dialogue in Action initiative, European Center for Strategic Analytics, Kyiv / Bucha.
𝟏𝟑.𝟎𝟎-𝟏𝟒.𝟎𝟎 𝐏𝐚𝐯𝐥𝐨 𝐒𝐌𝐘𝐓𝐒𝐍𝐘𝐔𝐊: 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑷𝒐𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝑷𝒐𝒑𝒆 𝑭𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑼𝒌𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝑹𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝑪𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒄 𝑪𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒉 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑹𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝒂𝒓 𝑨𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒕 𝑼𝒌𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆
Pavlo Smytsnyuk is senior lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy and Theology and Director of the Institute of Ecumenical Studies of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv
𝟏𝟒.𝟎𝟎-𝟏𝟓.𝟎𝟎 𝐀𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐢 𝐁𝐀𝐁𝐘𝐍𝐒𝐊𝐘𝐈: 𝑪𝒉𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑮𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒌 𝑪𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒄 𝑪𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒉 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒙𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝒂𝒓 𝑨𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒕 𝑼𝒌𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆
Anatolii Babynskyi is research fellow at the Institute of Church History, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv
𝟏𝟓.𝟎𝟎-𝟏𝟔.𝟎𝟎 𝑴𝒊𝒌𝒍ó𝒔 𝑴𝑰𝑻𝑹𝑶𝑽𝑰𝑻𝑺: 𝑷𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝒂𝒓 𝑨𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒕 𝑼𝒌𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝑯𝒖𝒏𝒈𝒂𝒓𝒚
Miklós Mitrovits is associate research fellow at the Research Centre for the Humanities (Institute of History) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest.
𝟏𝟎.𝟎𝟎-𝟏𝟎.𝟒𝟓 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐬 𝐊𝐀𝐑𝐀𝐊𝐎𝐋𝐈𝐒: 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑶𝒓𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒅𝒐𝒙 𝑮𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒌-𝑺𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑪𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒔 𝑹𝒆𝒈𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝒂𝒓 𝑨𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒕 𝑼𝒌𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆: 𝑨 𝑪𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝑷𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝑩𝒂𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒏 𝑹𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒔 13:1-7 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏’𝒔 𝑹𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏
Christos Karakolis is professor of New Testament at the Department of Theology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
𝟏𝟎.𝟓𝟎-𝟏𝟏.𝟒𝟓 𝐏𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐬 𝐊𝐀𝐋𝐀𝐈𝐓𝐙𝐈𝐃𝐈𝐒: 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝒂𝒓 𝒊𝒏 𝑼𝒌𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑫𝒆𝒄𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 “𝑹𝒖𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅” (𝑹𝒖𝒔𝒔𝒌𝒊𝒊 𝒎𝒊𝒓), 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑬𝒎𝒆𝒓𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝑵𝒆𝒘 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒈𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝑨𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒂 𝒊𝒏 𝑬𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏 𝑶𝒓𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒅𝒐𝒙𝒚
Pantelis Kalaitzidis is Director of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Research Fellow at KU Leuven and Münster University, and member of the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Religion. He is one of the authors of the Declaration on the “Russian World” (Russkii mir)
𝟏𝟏.𝟓𝟎-𝟏𝟐.𝟑𝟓 𝐈𝐨𝐧𝐮𝐭 𝐁𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐔ȚĂ: 𝑷𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑹𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝑹𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒂. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒖𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝑵𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒕 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒚 𝑨𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑪𝒍𝒆𝒓𝒈𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑰𝒔𝒔𝒖𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝒂𝒓 𝑨𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒔𝒕 𝑼𝒌𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆
Ionuț Biliuță is researcher at the Gheorghe Șincai Institute for Socio-Human Research in Târgu Mureș. His research interests include the relationship between the Romanian Orthodox Church and the Legionary Movement in the interwar period.
𝟏𝟐.4𝟎-𝟏𝟑.4𝟎: Panel and conclusions