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Παγκόσμιο Βήμα Θρησκειών και Πολιτισμών – World Forum for Religions and Cultures

The World Forum for Religions and Cultures of the Holy Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus has hosted the following World Conferences until today.


First World Conference
The 1st World Conference took place at the Archangelos Conference centre in Lefkosia between March 8 and 11, 2002.
Schedule of the first World ConferenceNames of the Participants

The Proceedings of the Conference were published by the Holy Kykkos Monastery under the title: First World Conference of Religions and Cultures, Proceedings of a Peace Conference (ed. G. Andreadis, Chr. Yallouridis), Kykkos Monastery 2003.

Second World Conference
The 2nd World Conference took also place at the Archangelos conference centre in Lefkosia, between May 2 and 5, 2003 and was devoted to the Issue of:
“Ecumenism and Culture in the Globalization era: paths of Peace”.
Schedule of the 2nd World Conference

Third World Conference

The 3rd World Conference took place in Athens.



The Foundation - Background of the World Forum

The World Forum for Religions and Cultures, is a non-Government, non-profit social welfare foundation,
which has its main offices, at Archangelos, Lefkosia Cyprus.

Logotyp of The World Forum for Religions and CulturesIts mission is the contribution in the peaceful coexistence of populations.

 

Its goals are:

The cultivation of comprehending religions and cultures of different populations

The conduct of scientific researches and teaching of subjects related to different religions and cultures

The diffusion of relative knowledge with communication events, educational programs, media publications and the internet.

The above goals of the Institution are sought with the creation of a self-existent administrative entity with the suitable organization and staffing. Also, with the research and study of modern social problems and the appropriate diffusion of their results internationally, as well as the systematic distribution of new knowledge in congresses, conferences and lectures.

The institution also organizes religious, archaeological and folklore synergies, seeks the international presence and the projection of its nature and develops collaborations with commensurate institutions. It carries out training seminars, lectures, educational programs and publications, while it has also created the present web site.

In order to achieve its goals, the Institution, may acquire, maintain, sell, exchange, allocate with or without return and handle rights related to personal assets or estate property. It can also contract agreements, accept contributions in money or services or in the form of moveable or immoveable property, and finally invest, borrow money and proceed and execute any actions without restrictions and limitations to anyone.

 

The Foundation - Aims of the World Forum for Religions and Cultures


His eminence, the Metropolitan of Kykkos & Tillyria, Mr. Nikiforos, was born on May 2 1947, in Kritou Marottou village in the prefecture of Pafos. After his graduation from the elementary school of his homeland, he was recruited as a novice monk at the Holy Kykkos Monastery where he served for six years, while he also attended the three-grade Greek School. Afterwards he was sent to Lefkosia, as a Monastery Scholar, where he continued his studies at the Kykkos Lyceum, and graduated in 1969.
On April 6, 1969 he was ordained to the first degree of priesthood by the late Archbishop Makarios III., and joined the monastic brotherhood of the Holy Kykkos Monastery. He was enrolled at the Aristotle University Law School in 1970 and graduated in 1974. Then, under scholarship from the Holy Kykkos Monastery, he continued his studies at the Theological School of the Athens University from which he graduated in 1978.

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On September 8, 1979 he was ordained to the second degree of priesthood by the late Archbishop Chrysostomos I., and named Archimandrite.

Since then, he served for six years as teacher in the Theological School “Apostolos Barnabas”, five years as the President of the Church Court of Lefkosia, and three years as a Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus, while from 1979 until the end of 1983, he served the Holy Kykkos Monastery as a member of its Abbot’s Council.

On December 28, 1983, the Brotherhood of the Holy Kykkos Monastery, elected him under secret vote, to the position of the Monastery’s Abbot, and on January 14, 1984, his enthronement took place at the Holy Monastery of Kykkos, under the overriding Archbishop Chrysostomos I.

On June 25, 2001, the City of Athens awarded him with the Highest Honors for his multifarious work.
On February 18, 2002, he was elected Bishop of Kykkos by the Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus, ordained and enthroned on February 24, 2002. On May 9, 2007 he was unanimously elected Metropolitan of the newly established Kykkos & Tillyria Metropolis, by the clergy elective assembly, and assumed office on May 13, 2007.

He remained a member of the Board of the University of Cyprus, and is now a member of the Administrative Board of the European University of Cyprus.
On June 2008, the Pastoral and Social Theology department of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and on October 23, 2008 the Social Theology department of the Ethnical and Capodistrial University of Athens, nominated him with the title of the Honorary Doctor.

Name Day: June 2.

The World Forum for Religions and Cultures Today - Founder