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Orthodox Bishops' Conference urges the Media and the Entertainment Industry to Avoid the Misuse of Christian Symbols

Thursday, October 12, 2006
We urge all members of the entertainment industry to avoid the misuse of Christian symbols, especially of the Cross, through traditional media outlets such as, television, radio, film or print, but also through DVDs, the internet, computer games, iPods, and the like. Read more...

Orthodox Bishops' Conference Statement Concerning Recent School Violence

Thursday, October 12, 2006
We express our sincere concern over the ever-increasing acts of violence that have been perpetrated in the schools of this nation. We call upon all civil and religious leaders to address this evil that has caused these tragic incidents. Read more...

Orthodox Hierarchs issue Communique Affirming need to Bear Witness Together on Spiritual and Moral Concerns

Friday, October 06, 2006
Christ has come for the life of the world; through the Cross joy has come into all the world. We have a responsibility to bear witness to this life in Christ and to this joy. Read more...

SCOBA Hierarchs on Well-Being of Children

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
We are writing at this time because we know that you care deeply about the well-being of your children, and it is precisely your children who may pay the highest price and become victims of the uncontrolled availability of all that is now technologically available on the internet. Read more...

SCOBA Condemns Imprisonment of Archbishop Jovan By FYROM and Asks For His Release

Thursday, August 11, 2005
The Hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) have declared unanimously their outrage concerning the imprisonment of Archbishop Jovan of Ochrid by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). Read more...

SCOBA Hierarchs Alarmed By Diminishing Christian Communities in the Middle East

Thursday, August 11, 2005
We, the hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA), reflecting on the continuing Middle East crisis, wish to express our concern and pain with regard to the violence and threats of violence in the Middle East. Read more...

SCOBA Issues Statement on Sexual Misconduct in the Church

Tuesday, August 02, 2005
The hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) recently adopted a Statement entitled "Dealing With Sexual Misconduct in the Church". Read more...

SCOBA/SCOOCH Statement On Iraq Church Bombings

Friday, July 08, 2005
The hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) and the hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches in America (SCOOCH) learned with great sadness the news that religious edifices were targeted by certain extremist elements in Iraq. Read more...

SCOBA Hierarchs Endorse Statement on the Environment

Friday, July 08, 2005
A group of Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant theologians, convened in Washington, DC by the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, released a letter recently calling all Christians to reject teachings that suggest humans are "called" to exploit the Earth without care for how our behaviour impacts the rest of God's creation. Read more...

SCOBA Hierarchs Call Upon UN and NATO to Restore Peace and Order in Kosovo

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
As Hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas, we deplore the terrible and senseless outbreak of violence and intolerance witnessed this past week in the Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija. Read more...
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