East-West Church & Ministry Report
Vol. 5, No. 3, Summer 1997, Covering the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe

Practically Speaking

The Orthodox Church in America website (http://www.oca.org) includes material on Orthodoxy in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, including the OCA Newsletter, Syndesmos Orthodox Press Service, and an OCA-produced summary of "Orthodox and Ecumenical News."  The website also offers a directory of OCA parishes, institutions, and monasteries.  Source: The Orthodox Church 33 (May/June 1997), 12.

Missionary Aviation Fellowship provides technical support for "The Gathering," a computer-based information bulletin board for missionaries in Russia "to promote fellowship, communication, and networking among expatriate mission organizations working in Russia and Russian national churches."  To send a message, write to gathering@xc.org.

The World Evangelical Fellowship Religious Liberty E-mail Conference is a closed and moderated conference sharing information on the state of religious liberty worldwide.  The WEF Religious Liberty Commission website is: www.xc.org/wefintro/.  For information on subscribing, contact Mr. Brian O'Connell at BrianOConnell@xc.org.  Include address, agency affiliation (if any), phone, and fax.

Russia now requires permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to secure a business visa for Moscow or the Moscow region.  This permission is obtained by the sponsor in Russia.  When issued, it can be faxed to the individual who is applying for a business visa.
Source: Perry International Newsletter, April 1997.

Practically Speaking, East-West Church & Ministry Report, 5 (Summer 1997), 6.

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1997 Institute for East-West Christian Studies
ISSN 1069-5664

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