OCA represented at World Summit of Religious Leaders in Moscow
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4th July 2006
Orthodox Church in America represented at the World Summit of Religious Leaders in Moscow On Tuesday, July 4, 2006, His Beatitude, the Most Blessed HERMAN, Archbishop of Washington and New York, Metropolitan of All America and Canada attended the World Summit of Religious Leaders in Moscow sponsored by the Russian Orthodox Church and the Interfaith Council of the Russian Federation at the President Hotel in Moscow.
Religious leaders representing various faiths from numerous countries from throughout the world spoke on the role of faith and religion in modern society, protection and assertion of spiritual and moral values in modern society and the responsibility of religions for it; ways of overcoming terrorism and extremism, education, the need for fostering the values of family, human life and equality of the sexes; respect for religious feelings and everything that is held sacred in religious traditions; morality in economics, overcoming poverty, the role of mass media, natural resources of the planet, responsibility for the environment; challenges of the infectious diseases epidemic, drug addiction, proliferation of mass destruction weapons, dialogue and partnership of civilizations, problems involved in the globalization and world order; dialogue of religious communities with politicians, all civil society structures and international organizations.
Accompanying His Beatitude, Metropolitan HERMAN in the official delegation of the Orthodox Church in America at the Summit were Archimandrite Zacchaeus, Representative of the Orthodox Church in America to the Moscow Patriarchate and Archdeacon Alexei Klimichev, Archdeacon to His Beatitude. Another cleric of the Orthodox Church in America who was present at the event, but representing the World Conference of Religions for Peace was Archpriest Leonid Kishkovsky, of Our Lady of Kazan Church in Sea Cliff, New York
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