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Monday, July 27, 2009
Brookline, Mass - The 2009 Annual Conference of Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR) will focus on Care for the Severely Challenged Patient. Read more...

IOCC in the U.S.

Thursday, July 23, 2009
Mobile, Alabama -Tonie Ann Torrans takes pleasure in describing Penelope House, the shelter she runs for battered women, as "Fort Knox." She leads a visitor through an electronic fence lined with barbed wire. Read more...

SCOBA Hierarchs Convene For Spring 2009 Session

Thursday, July 09, 2009
The Spring Session of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) met on June 25, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., hosted by the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in the USA at the St. Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral, 15 East 97th Street in New York City. This was the first time that SCOBA had convened at this historic Cathedral. It was also the first time that the Moscow Patriarchate participated since re-joining the SCOBA after a nearly 40 year hiatus. Read more...

The Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Holds its 76th Meeting

Thursday, July 09, 2009
NEW YORK - The seventy-sixth meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation took place at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, New York, June 1 to 3. The session, hosted by the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA), was co-chaired by Metropolitan Maximos of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh and Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Read more...

Odds Stacked Against Them, Boys in Inner-city New Orleans Get Fighting Chance

Wednesday, July 08, 2009
New Orleans, Louisiana - Kirk Stevens uses everything he has - even the homemade tattoos on his arms - to gain credibility with his kindergarten to 12th grade students. Stevens is the academic director of the afterschool program at Desire Street Ministries, a school and community outreach program founded in 1995 to help boys who typically fall through the cracks of the public school system in New Orleans' Upper Ninth Ward. Read more...

New Grant Broadens Romanian Orthodox Church's Social Services

Monday, June 29, 2009
(Baltimore, MD) - International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is launching a new program to increase the capacity of the Romanian Orthodox Church to more effectively help Romanian communities achieve economic sustainability and overcome severe social issues. Read more...

Single Working Moms Survive Hurricane, Realize Dream of Homeownership

Friday, June 26, 2009
Covington, Louisiana - At 43, tan, and muscular, Michelle bounds up a ladder and uses her shoulder to hoist a "truss," a large wooden structure that will secure the roof of a new home. Read more...

Disability and Communion

Thursday, June 25, 2009
Persons with disabilities comprise the largest minority group in the United States, with almost 20% of the population facing disability in one form or another. Read more...

Gaza: Trauma Therapy Brings Life Back to Children

Wednesday, June 03, 2009
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has been providing blankets, food, and hygiene kits to thousands of families who were affected by the conflict. This summer, IOCC plans to open a summer camp in partnership with the Orthodox Church in Gaza and fellow Action by Churches Together (ACT Read more...

Military Edition of New Testament and Psalms and Web Site Now Available for Orthodox Service Men and Women

Monday, June 01, 2009
The Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) in partnership with the American Bible Society is pleased to announce the publication of: The New Testament & Psalms for Orthodox Christians: Military Edition. This new publication is a pocket-sized New Testament and Psalms specifically designed to minister to Orthodox Christian men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces. Read more...
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