Orthodox Peace Fellowship

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The '''Orthodox Peace Fellowship of the Protection of the Mother of God''' is an organization dedicated to the active pursuit of peace as taught in the Gospel of Jesus Christ from a Orthodox Christian perspective.  The OPF is pan-Orthodox in scope and places great emphasis on peacemaking in all areas of life, including opposition to abortion, pro-active work among the needy and orphans, as well as praying and working to root out the causes of violence in homes, parishes, between states and in the world.
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The '''Orthodox Peace Fellowship of the Protection of the Mother of God''' is an organization dedicated to the active pursuit of peace as taught in the Gospel of Jesus Christ from an Orthodox Christian perspective.  The OPF is pan-Orthodox in scope and places great emphasis on peacemaking in all areas of life, including opposition to abortion, pro-active work among the needy and orphans, as well as praying and working to root out the causes of violence in homes, parishes, between states and in the world.
  
Unlike similar peace fellowships of other religious traditions, the OPF is a non-political and non-partisan organization.  Instead their work centers in three main areas: theological research, publications, and practical assistance in conflict areas.  They produce a quarterly journal entitled In Communion.
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Unlike similar peace fellowships of other religious traditions, the OPF is a non-political and non-partisan organization.  Instead their work centers in three main areas: theological research, publications, and practical assistance in conflict areas.  They produce a quarterly journal entitled ''In Communion''.
  
==Current OPF Leadership==
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==Current leadership==
  
 
'''Officers:'''
 
'''Officers:'''
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'''Advisory Board:'''
 
'''Advisory Board:'''
  
*Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania
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*Archbishop [[Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Albania]]
 
*Bishop [[Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia]]
 
*Bishop [[Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia]]
*Bishop Basil of Sergievo
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*Bishop [[Basil (Osborne) of Sergievo]]
*Elisabeth Behr-Sigel
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*[[Elisabeth Behr-Siegel]], deceased
*Fr. Anthony Coniaris
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*Fr. [[Anthony M. Coniaris|Anthony Coniaris]]
 
*Fr. Stephen Headley
 
*Fr. Stephen Headley
*Fr. Thomas Hopko
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*Fr. [[Thomas Hopko]]
 
*Fr. Heikki Huttunen
 
*Fr. Heikki Huttunen
 
*[[Frederica Mathewes-Green]]
 
*[[Frederica Mathewes-Green]]
*Fr. John Matusiak
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*Fr. [[John Matusiak]]
 
*Fr. Sergei Ovsiannikov
 
*Fr. Sergei Ovsiannikov
 
*Fr. George Papademetriou
 
*Fr. George Papademetriou
*Dr. [[Jaroslav Pelikan]]
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*Dr. [[Jaroslav Pelikan]], deceased
 
*Dr. Albert Raboteau
 
*Dr. Albert Raboteau
 
*Philip Tamoush
 
*Philip Tamoush
*Fr. Steven Tsichlis
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*Fr. [[Steven Peter Tsichlis|Steven Tsichlis]]
 
*Fr. Theodoor van der Voort
 
*Fr. Theodoor van der Voort
  
==History==
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==Controversy== --->
  
  
==Controversy==
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[[Category:Organizations]]
  
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==External links==
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*[http://www.incommunion.org/  In Communion: The Website of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship]
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*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/peace.htm A Prayer for Peace]
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*[http://www.comeandseeicons.com/pc/pc79.htm A Prayer for Peace Prayer Card]
  
==External Links==
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[[Category:Organizations]]
 
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[http://www.incommunion.org/  In Communion: The Website of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship]
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Latest revision as of 07:00, March 29, 2009

The Orthodox Peace Fellowship of the Protection of the Mother of God is an organization dedicated to the active pursuit of peace as taught in the Gospel of Jesus Christ from an Orthodox Christian perspective. The OPF is pan-Orthodox in scope and places great emphasis on peacemaking in all areas of life, including opposition to abortion, pro-active work among the needy and orphans, as well as praying and working to root out the causes of violence in homes, parishes, between states and in the world.

Unlike similar peace fellowships of other religious traditions, the OPF is a non-political and non-partisan organization. Instead their work centers in three main areas: theological research, publications, and practical assistance in conflict areas. They produce a quarterly journal entitled In Communion.

Current leadership

Officers:

  • Michael Bakker, President
  • Hanna Bos, Vice President
  • Jim Forest and Nancy Forest, Co-Secretaries

Advisory Board:

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