ACT Professor Dr. Nikolaos Dimitriadis meets with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
ACT Professor Dr. Nikolaos Dimitriadis was accepted by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Monday, May 23rd. Nikolaos Dimitriadis was recently elected President of the Centre of Ecumenical, Missiological and Environmental Studies "Metropolitan Panteleimon Papageorgiou" (CEMES). The Center is a non for a profit research center that aims to provide scientific research services, studies, conferences, and publications promoting and theologically establishing all the Εcumenical, Inter-Christian, and Inter-Faith Dialogues. During the one-hour meeting, His All-Holiness offered His heartfelt wishes to the newly elected President of CEMES for a fruitful tenure. Furthermore, Nikolaos Dimitriadis gave to His All Holiness the volume, dedicated for the thirty years of his gracious ministry, of the proceedings of the inter-Christian series of scientific conferences under the title «For the Unity of the One Church of Christ» in a special publication curated by himself, the Honorary President of CEMES and Professor Emeritus Petros Vasileiadis and Aikaterini Drossia, Ph.D.
Nikolaos Dimitriadis had the opportunity to present to His All Holiness the recent activities and programs developed by CEMES, such as the initiatives focused on Ukraine, the Ukrainian Orthodox Reconciliation Project, and the EU-funded program PROSECUW - Protection and Security for Places of Worship (See more here: https://prosecuwproject.eu).
Before he visited Constantinople, on April 29th, Dr. Dimitriadis delivered a speech under the theme of 'NON-VIOLENCE' at a peace event titled "The Marathon of Peace and Harmony." A few days later, on May 1st, Dr. Dimitriadis was invited as a faculty member at The Fletcher School (Tufts University) to teach at the Program Faith-Based Leadership in a Turbulent World, which took place from May 2nd - May 6th, 2022, in Athens. The Office of Executive Education and the Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, in collaboration with the Foreign Affairs Institute of Athens and with generous support from the U.S. Embassy in Greece, hosted a leadership program for a diverse, multinational cohort of clergy and lay leaders belonging to the Orthodox Church of Greece, the Orthodox Church of Cyprus, and the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria, including hierarchs, clergy, and lay experts from diverse professional contexts.
On June 10th Dr. Dimitriadis had the privilege to present his ecological views and moderate a session in the historical Theological School of Halki for the Halki Summit V entitled "Sustaining the Future of the Planet Together." Halki Summit V was an international and interdisciplinary conference co-organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Sophia University Institute, inspired by the prophetic magisterium of Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis.