News 10 February 2020


On February 8, 2020 and on the occasion of an international conference held in Volos (Greece) on the topic “Politics, Society and Culture in Orthodox theology in a global age” organized by the Volos Academy for Theological Studies and the Faculty of Evangelical Theology, Münster University, a special session was dedicated to a brief presentation of RESILIENCE.


The panelists offered a brief overview of the project, by highlighting its scope, goals, and history while a special reference was made to its relevance for the Eastern and Central European countries. The session was followed by a power-point presentation (Dr. Herman J. Selderhuis), while the official press release of the project has also been distributed to the audience.

The participants of the conference, including theologians, political scientists, sociologists of religion etc from several countries of the world (India, USA, Europe) expressed their interest on the project while they would like to know more through the official website that will be available on March 1st.

“Greece with its long religious tradition, deep connections with the Balkan and other Eastern (Orthodox) countries as well as with the increasing development of religious tourism is a place where the RESILIENCE eco-system could provide the necessary means for research to all those interested in religion”

explains Dr. Nikolaos Asproulis, deputy director of Volos Academy for Theological Studies, about RESILIENCE.

The Members of the RESILIENCE Panel

  • Dr. Herman J. Selderhuis, Theological University of Apeldoorn / President of the European Academy of Religion;
  • Dr. Hans-Peter Grosshans, Dean, Faculty of Evangelical Theology, Münster University, Director of the Seminar of Systematic Theology and Director of the Institute for Ecumenical Theology of his Faculty;
  • Dr. Nikolaos Asproulis, Deputy Director, Volos Academy for Theological Studies;
  • moderated by Dr. Pantelis Kalaitzidis, Director, Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Executive member European Academy of Religion.