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The Faith Next DoorAmerican Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors$
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Paul D. Numrich

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195386219

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.001.0001

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Looking Back, Ahead, and into the Eyes of Others

Looking Back, Ahead, and into the Eyes of Others

The Orthodox Christian Experience

(p.130) TEN Looking Back, Ahead, and into the Eyes of Others
The Faith Next Door

Paul D. Numrich

Oxford University Press

Orthodox Christians have lived in Muslim lands for centuries and now bring their unique perspectives to multireligious America. Encounters that began in conflict in the Old World carry the potential for redemptive mutual understanding in the United States if the groups will look into each other's eyes, in the words of Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. This chapter examines efforts of Greek Orthodox Christians and Turkish Muslims in Chicago to heal the wounds of the past and find a better future together. “What we did not understand,” explains the chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, “was that we were suffering together. In retrospect (and likely into the future), our shared history contains hope for our shared destiny.” The Orthodox community in Chicago has been active for many years in broadly based interreligious activities.

Keywords:   Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, Turkish Muslims, multireligious America, interreligious activities

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