European Interreligious Forum For Religious Freedom

Vice-chair of EIFRF elected as a United Religions Initiative trustee for Europe

Written the Thursday, July 10th 2014 à 17:46

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In May 2014, Petar Gramatikov, Vice-Chair of EIFRF, has been elected as a United Religions Initiative trustee for Europe.

In addition to his functions in EIFRF, Petar is a hierodeacon of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, as well a Doctor (Didiaskalos) of the Universal Orthodox Church. He is currently the Chief Expert in religious questions in the municipality of Plovdiv, as well as Vice President of the Eastern European Forum for Dialogue-Bridges NGO. He has been working for years in the field of human rights, defending the traditional view of Orthodox church in terms of respect for all beliefs, beside all theological conceptions.

When elected, Mr Gramatikov declared: “I would like to stress in the work of the Global Council on the great need for an imperative concern for nature: There is an urgent need to promote an ethic of social responsibility on the management of natural resources and care for creation, something we called ‘stewardship for creation’.” 

"The Cooperation Circles have entrusted the newly elected Global Council Trustees with the sacred responsibility of URI’s global governance and ask them to work for the good of the whole of URI,”
says The Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian (see here), Jr.  “URI is honored that these new Trustees are willing to give of their time to help further the goals of promoting enduring daily interfaith cooperation, ending religiously motivated violence and creating cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings. We feel particularly blessed to have these newly elected Global Council Trustees as partners in our movement’s work.”

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