Special Theme Edition on the Current Ukrainian Crisis:   Volume 22, No. 3  (Summer 2014)

The East West Church &  Ministry Report has issued a special theme edition examining the impact of the current Ukrainian crisis on the church and ministries in Ukraine and Russia.

This theme issue is now available in pdf format in English,  Russian, and Ukrainian.

Read more about the East West Church & Ministry Report  in EnglishRussian, or Ukrainian 

News Note

The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture (ASEC) is an academic organization founded in 2003 by professors of Russian history and literature who wished to expand their knowledge of various Eastern Christian cultures broadly conceived. ASEC biennial conferences at Ohio State University (October 2005; October 2007; October 2009) have included historical, theological, literary, linguistic, cultural, and anthropological investigations of Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Eastern Christian churches. ASEC is an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.

The theme of the 2007 conference was “Centers and Peripheries: Interaction and Exchange in the Social, Cultural, Historical, and Regional Situations of Eastern Christianity.” In 2009 the ASEC meeting addressed “Reform Movements in Eastern Christianity: Renewal, Heresy, and Compromise.” The keynote address for the 2009 conference was “Southern Challenges to Eastern Christianity: New Pressures for Reform in Contemporary Ukraine,” given by Catherine Wanner (Penn State University), author of Communities of the Converted: Ukrainians and Global Evangelism (Cornell University Press, 2008).

Membership is open to persons without regard to confessional affiliation who are enrolled in, or have completed, a master’s program or higher academic degree. Annual membership fees are $25 ($10 for graduate students and retirees). Officers are president: Jennifer B. Spock, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; secretary: Christine D. Worobec, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; treasurer: Lucien Frary, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and newsletter editor: John-Paul Himka, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The next ASEC conference is scheduled for October 2011 at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.