PARLIAMENT OF WORLD RELIGIONS – BARCELONA 2004

Giorgos Halkias The Council for a Parliament of World Religions (CPWR) convened from the 7th to 13th of July in Barcelona bearing the theme: Pathways to Peace: the Wisdom of Listening, the Power of Commitment. According to the Parliament’s Program the mission of the CPWR is ‘to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual …

Creation of a Department of Modern Asian Studies at the University of Athens

The Presidential Decree 83/2004 by which the Department of Turkish and Asian studies is established in the School of Philosophy of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens was published in the Official Journal of the Hellenic Republic (Government Gazette) issue A 65/2-03-2004. The beginning of the department’s educational function and the introduction of the first students …

A CHRONICLE OF THE GREEKS IN INDIA – 1750-1950

Introduction by Demetrios Th. Vassiliades In “A Chronicle of the Greeks in India – 1750-1950”, Dione Marcos-Dodis, who was born in Karachi and grew up in Calcutta, researches and records the way of life that her family, relatives and friends led during their sojourn in India.  They were part of a little known but, nevertheless, important emigration movement …