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Sergei Chapnin
Visiting Fellow, Oct 2016 – Jan 2017





Sergei Chapnin was visiting researcher in the Postsecular Conflicts Project from October 2016 to January 2017. He has a Master in Journalism and Communication Science from Moscow State University in 1993 and was a chief editor of the official magazine of the Russian Orthodox Church the Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate and the official newspaper the Church Herald. He also served as a senior lecturer at the Theological faculty of the St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University, as a secretary of the Commission on Church, state and society of the Inter-Conciliar Board of the Russian Orthodox Church and a deputy chief editor of the Publishing house of the Moscow Patriarchate. He organized many national and international events for the Church, including a biannual Festival of Orthodox Media and exhibitions of contemporary Christian art and architecture. His main interests include: the intersections of religion, state, and society, civil religion and secularization with a focus on a period of so-called ‘Church revival’ in Russia. His book, titled “The Church in Post-Soviet Russia. Revival, ‘quality of faith’, dialog with the society” was published in Russian in 2013. 

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