Crestwood, NY - Discussions on closer academic relationships between St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and the Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade, Serbia, took place in Crestwood, New York, on June 2nd and 3rd, 2009. Recognizing mutual academic and ecclesial benefits, the representatives of two institutions (Professor Fr. Vladan Perisic and Bishop Maxim Vasiljevic from Belgrade and Fr. John Behr, Fr. Chad Hatfield and Prof. John Barnett from St. Vladimir’s) discussed formal relationship guidelines and conditions for a joint enterprise on master level. Among the programs being considered are:
a) student exchange program
b) lectures of visiting professors for both schools
c) joint conferences and
d) joint publications
These fully accredited educational institutions plan to begin the implementation of this project as soon as the Fall 2010.
Source: Western American Diocese