Description: The meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill was an important step in mending the Great Schism that has divided Eastern and Western Christianity since the Great Schism of 1054. However, there are still many lingering questions. The Russian Orthodox Church has close ties to Vladimir Putin, whose aggression has become a topic of international concern. Ukrainian Catholics are disappointed by the lack of support they have received from the Vatican. Fr. Andriy Chirovksy is back to tell us more about the meeting.
Fr. Andriy Chirovsky
Rev. Andriy Chirovsky is on the faculty of Theology at St Paul University in Ottawa and is the Founding Director of the Sheptytsky Institute. He’s also the Editor-in-chief of LOGOS, a journal of Eastern Christian studies.
God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics (2 segments)
Description: How much influence does religion really have on world politics? Is it a force for good? The popular response is that religion is exclusively and inherently irrational and violent. Dan Philpott join us to discuss the positive political effects of religion, including how it promotes and fosters democracy, reconciliation and peace.
Dan Philpott is a professor of political science at Notre Dame. He’s the author of “Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation” and God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics.”