Sociologist of religion Jerry Pankhurst (Wittenberg University) and political scientist Alar Kilp (University of Tartu) discuss the role of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Russian-Ukrainian war, explain why Moscow Patriarch Kirill supports Putin, and foresee the future of the church. The discussion is moderated by Dmytro Vovk, co-editor of the ICLRS blog Talk About: Law and Religion.
0:00 – Introductory slides
0:12 – The role of religion in the Russian-Ukrainian war
8:40 – Is the Russian Orthodox Church responsible for the war?
18:47 – The war and the Russian Orthodox Church’s position in Ukraine
26:40 – The future of the Russian Orthodox Church
36:15 – The Russian Orthodox Church, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and Western cultural wars.