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Academy of Demetrias

National Network: 
Greece
Address: 
Conference Centre “Thessalia”, P.O Box 1308 Zip Code 38001
Volos
Greece
Telephone: 
+30 24210 32 561
Telephone (other): 
+30 24210 77 106
Fax: 
+30 24210 77 115
Mobile Phone: 
+30 6977 23 44 77
Mobile Phone (other): 
+30 697 89 24 400
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2003
General Information: 

Academy of Demetrias is a non governmental, non profitable organization with five partners and four staff members and an annual budget of 80.000 €, which comes mainly from donations and sponsorships. It organizes seminars, conferences, workshops and projects in collaboration with numerous other institutions, like universities and institutes from Greece and abroad, research centres, dioceses, publication houses and journals.

Mission and Objectives: 

The Academy of Demetrias functions as an open forum of thought and dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the broader scholarly community of intellectuals worldwide. In its effort to foster interdisciplinary and inter-religious understanding, the Academy has been organizing a series of studies, international seminars, congresses, round tables and publications.

Main Projects / Activities: 

The Academy has been organizing a series of studies, international seminars, congresses, round tables and publications on the following topics: “Orthodoxy and Modernity”, “Islam and Fundamentalism-Orthodox Christianity and Globalization”, “Orthodox Christianity and Otherness”, “Gender and Religion. The place of women in the Church”, “Women and religions: the Problem of Violence and Fundamentalism”, “Theology and Literature”, “Theology and Modern Church Architecture”, “Orthodox Christianity and Education. Religious Instruction as an Inquiry in Identity and Culture”, “Orthodox Christianity and Multiculturalism”, “The participation of laity in Church life” , “State and Church”, “Orthodoxy and Islam. Islam in Europe”, “Ecumenical Theological Education in Central and Eastern Europe”, etc.