Levan Sutidze

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ლევან სუთიძე, "ტაბულას" ჟურნალისტი და რელიგიის მიმომხილველია. გამოცემაში ის დაარსების დღიდან (2010 წ.) მუშაობს. სუთიძის საქმიანობის ძირითადი პროფილი უმცირესობებთან დაკავშირებული თემატიკის გაშუქებას უკავშირდება. ჟურნალში მუშაობისას, მან არაერთხელ გაიმარჯვა სახალხო დამცველისა და გაეროს განვითარების პროგრამის (UNDP) კონკურსში ”ტოლერანტობა და მრავალფეროვნება”. რამდენიმე წელია ტელეკომპანია ტაბულას ეთერში მიჰყავს საავტორო გადაცემა ”საუბარი რელიგიაზე”, რომელიც ეთერში ყოველ ოთხშაბათს, 21:45-ზე გადის. გადაცემა ასევე დაჯილდოებულია "ტოლერანტობის ქომაგის" წოდებით სახალხო დამცველთან არსებული რელიგიათა საბჭოს მიერ, რომელშიც რამდენიმე ათეული რელიგიური ორგანიზაცია ერთიანდება.

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A Leftist Pope in St. Peter's

For the sixth time since having been elected Pope nine months ago, Pope Francis criticized the “free market.” Evangelii Gaudium, or the Joy of the Gospel, was the title of an apostolic exhortation that he wrote in late November 2013 in which he criticized “unrestrained capitalism.” The pontificate believes that the free market is the “golden calf” of mercilessness and the oppression of the poor, the idolatry of which makes people forget about the poor.One should say outright that statements...

Almighty Moral Busybodies

"It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."Clive Staples LewisFor years now two groups with radically different interests and views have been demanding that freedom of expression be constrained in Georgia. One of them, the Georgian...

The Patriarch for New Times

When a hierarch runs the Church for a very long time, the cathedra without him becomes almost unimaginable. During a 26-year-long pontificate of Pope John Paul II, until he passed away, several generations of Catholics had been raised who did not remember any previous pope and hence, found any talk about a successor pope to be somewhat embarrassing. To criticize the following top hierarch, Pope Benedict XVI, became easy in the Catholic Church because the possibility emerged to compare his...

How to Become a Priest

After the violent actions of the religious servants of the Georgian Orthodox Church on 17 May, when they led a several-thousand-strong frenzied mob to attack participants in a peaceful rally against homophobia, questions as to whom the most respected institution in the country awards Holy Orders to, and according to what procedure, have been raised with increased intensity.he number and the influence of the clergy in Georgia have significantly increased over the past decade. The clergy has...

Nigvziani Spiral

A religious conflict erupted in the western Georgian village of Nigvziani in Guria’s Lanchkhuti municipality on 26 October. Having just completed their Friday prayers, local Muslims were leaving for their homes when some 150 non-Muslim villagers blocked their way. The Christian-majority villagers demanded that their minority Muslim neighbors stop praying for good and that their prayer room be closed down permanently. Those demands were accompanied by physical and verbal abuse. “Tatars can never...

A New Hotspot of Intolerance

As might have been expected following recent events in the village of Nigvziani in the west of Georgia, religious tensions have spread; a new wave of religious intolerance seen in the village of Tsintskaro in the southeast of Georgia has become yet another example of the inactivity of the government. Yet again, the government has failed to respond to the challenge with adequate legal actions. Rather than punishing those culprits who have grossly violated the freedoms of Muslims, it has instead...

Anatomy of Defeat

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili’s announcement that “the United National Movement moves into opposition” clearly signaled to the country and the world that power had changed through elections for the first time ever in the modern history of Georgia. In acknowledging defeat and ceding the reigns of rule before the final election tally, the United National Movement (UNM) moved quickly to ensure that the country would not face a political crisis. The defeated UNM and the victorious...

Between How and Why

The discovery of a new particle identified as the long-elusive Higgs boson has once again enlivened discussion about the interdependence of faith, religion and science. Boldly heralded as the discovery of the century, the boson is expected to prove the righteousness of the Standard Model, the ruling theory of particle physics which explains why objects have mass. And, as has always happened throughout history whenever tremendous successes have been achieved through human reason, talks once...

Gods of Rabati

Many people know Leselidze Street in downtown Tbilisi as a place where Christian Orthodox, Muslim, Armenian, Catholic and Jewish houses of worship stand side by side, but few people ever cite Rabati, the oldest district of Akhaltsikhe, as an example of similar diversity. Yet, nowhere else in Georgia does ethnic and religious diversity coexist to the extent it...

Father Teodore Gignadze: Helpless is the priest who needs assistance from Caesar

Father Teodore Gignadze is an Orthodox Christian missionary whose recent lecture at Ilia State University provoked protest from a segment of Georgian society. Distinguished from other Orthodox Christian clergy by virtue of his charisma and active missionary activity, Father Teodore’s multimedia sermons in print, audio and video formats arouse interest among the...

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