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October 28-30: Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity Conference, "Speaking to Secular America"

Fr. Luke Veronis, Board Member for the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, writes:

Please mark your calendars for a special conference that touches upon an extremely relevant topic for all our churches. On October 28-30 at Hellenic College Holy Cross, the Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity will hold the conference "Speaking to Secular America: How the Church is Reaching Out to the Non-Religious of our Society," which will be held in conjunction with the Installation of the 21st President of HCHC, Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos.

Speakers and Topics include:

"Speaking to Secular America" Keynote Address by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America

"Hellenic College Holy Cross Reaching Out to the World" Inauguration address offered by V. Rev. Christopher T. Metropulos, DMin, as the 21st President of Hellenic College Holy Cross

"Welcome and Introduction to 'Speaking to Secular America'" Fr. Luke A. Veronis, Director of the Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity, Adjunct Instructor at Hellenic College Holy Cross, Priest of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Webster, MA

"Understanding the Changing Demographics of Religion, Christianity, and Specifically Orthodox Christianity in America" Dr. Andrew Walsh, Associate Director of the Greenberg Center at Trinity College, Hartford, CT

"Creating a Church That Reaches Out and Welcomes the Non-Religious" Fr. Theodore Dorrance, Director of COME (Commission of Missions and Evangelism for the San Francisco Metropolis), and Pastor at St. John the Baptist GOC, Beaverton, OR

"Raising Children Who Will Hold On to the Faith in Our Secular Age" Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Professor of Pastoral Care Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

"Inspiring the Apathetic and Reaching Out to the Nones and Dones" Fr. John Parker, OCA Director of Missions and Evangelism, Pastor of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, Charleston, SC

"An Orthodox Christian Response to Atheism" Dr. John Mark Reynolds, President of St. Constantine School, former Provost and Professor of Philosophy at Houston Baptist University

"The God You Don't Believe In – Conversations with a Secular World" Fr. Stephen Freeman, St. Anne Orthodox Church, Oak Ridge, TN, and author of the blog "Glory to God for All Things"

See the attached flyer for more information, and please share the flyer with your friends.

Speaking to Secular America Conference Flyer (PDF)656.04 KB