The Ecumenical Hellenism Foundation in cooperation with the Institute of Religious and Ethnic Identity conducted a mission of exceptional interest in the aspects of religion, ethnicity and tourism.
Trip to South Italy and Sicily, Palermo, Selinoundas, Akragas, Syracuses, Catania, Messini. We visited the Greek speaking villages, met the Greeks and their history, we admired the dynamics of the ancient Hellenic culture and walked throughout the castles of the Byzantium and the middle Ages.
A journey to the unforgettable homelands of Cappadocia and the Black Sea can only mark an exciting journey. It is the match of the oriental aura, the Greek tradition, the intense historical experiences of our race and orthodoxy that leave their testimony to these beloved places everywhere.
The Chairman of the Permanent Special Committee of the Hellenic Parliament on Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nikolaos Tsartsionis, invited Mr. Stavros Panousopoulos, President of the Program "Ecumenical Hellenism", and Mr. Athanasios Agelopoulos, Professor of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Scientific Supervisor of the program to present their activities.
Subject: The beginning of the dispatch of the publication "Greek Treasures around the World" to the foreign centers of power. The Worldwide committee for the return of the Parthenon marbles attended. A vote was announced and the event was presented by the journalist Eirini Nikolakopoulou. Tony Maroudas sang.
Forty people, ready for the most difficult and tedious mission, began the journey to the Black Sea regions, where Hellenism thrived for hundreds of years. Bucharest, a city with a population of 3,000,000 was the meeting point for travelers from Athens and Thessaloniki to begin the most difficult mission of the "Foundation of Ecumenical Hellenism “program.
Five hundred celebrities attended the event organized by the "Program of Ecumenical Hellenism" in Athinais on Monday, March 31st. In the crowded hall, after all the attendees "traveled" all over the planet with the projection of the Program’s missions to the centers of Hellenism, then the Program’s President, Stavros Panousopoulos, announced the continuation of the program for the next decade.
The work of the WORLDWIDE CONFERENCE OF DISPERSED GREEKS, which took place in Athens on the 6th, 7th, 8th June 2006, was completed with great success by the "Ecumenical Hellenism" Program and the National Center for Greek Studies and Research (EKEME) of the La Trobe University Of Melbourne.
The Archbishop of Panama and the United States of America, Mr. Athinagoras, the Mayor of Havana Mr. Leal, and the Minister of Religious Affairs and Relations with Greece Mr. Calida, welcomed us, representing President Fidel Castro. We now know what love for Greece and ancient Greek culture means.
The mission consisted of 92 personalities from all over Greece leaded by Panousopoulos Stavros, President of the program "Ecumenical Hellenism", Mantouvalos Petros MP of New Democracy, Archimandrite Gervasios of the Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavropolis and Director of the Primary School of Katerini, Pappas Theophilos Mayor of Syvota Thesprotias. ANT1 TV with the reporter Yannis Pachoulakis and the cameraman Ventouris Dimitris, were with us.
During the events, the two-volume projects MACEDONIA and HOLY PILGRIMAGES - TOWERS OF ORTHODOXY were offered free of charge from the Program in Greek and English, to Greek and foreign libraries of South Africa in the framework of international information on Greek culture issues.