First International Congress of Orthodox Scientists, Belgrade

Dates: 23–27th October, 2017

Venue: Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment, Belgrade

Belgrade was the host of the First International Congress of Orthodox Scientists, which hosted The First International Scientific Conference of Orthodox Scientists in Serbia and The Sixth International Conference of the Orthodox Scientists Association.

The conference was opened on October 23rd, at 6 pm, in Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment, with the blessing of the Serbian Patriarch Irinej. The aim of the conference was to overcome the dissent between religion and science and provide answers to current social issues. One of the organizers of the conference was Dr. Milenko Bodin, the President of the Orthodox Scientists Association in Serbia. The chairpersons of the conference were Archpriest Genadij Zaridze, the President of the Orthodox Scientists Association (Russia) and Prof. Milenko Bodin, the President of the Serbian Department of Orthodox Scientists Association.

A plethora of scientific, cultural, and educational experts, eminent persons in diverse fields of research tried to bridge close cooperation among the Orthodox countries. In that effort, the first day of the program included a round table Orthodoxy: A Hundred Years after October Communist Revolution, 1917–2017.

One of the Conference participants was Dr. Roncevic, the initiator of the 2017 petition seeking to review Darwin’s theory of evolution in Serbian educational system. The petition is still a frequently debated topic in the academic and political circles; hence, his presentation sparked public interest and brought some new arguments to the topic.

On Tuesday, 24th, the scientific areas in focus were divided in the following panels: philosophy and history, culture and arts, pedagogy and theology, politics, sociology and economics, philology, theory of evolution, medicine and psychiatry, and information security.

The following day of the event, Wednesday, 25th, began with plenary session and led to the conclusions of the Conference.

The Congress opened the door to discussions on science–religion interrelatedness and was an encouragement to the scientific and cultural relations of the Orthodox countries.

You can find the Program and more information here.



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