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Featured Speakers

This year's Clergy Laity Congress features impactful ministry panels and workshops designed to equip delegates with the tools, resources, and inspiration needed to strengthen parishes and foster thriving communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, gaining valuable insights and practical strategies to enhance their local ministries. The Congress aims to empower participants with a renewed sense of purpose and vision, ensuring the ongoing growth and vitality of their parishes and the broader Orthodox Christian community. Throughout the week, there are a wide number of topics being addressed in both Ministry Panels and Workshops.

Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou Kyrou

Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou Kyrou

Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou Kyrou

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou Kyrou is Visiting Professor in the International Studies Program at 
Boston College. Prodromou served as a diplomat on the U.S. Commission on International 
Religious Freedom (2004-2012) and as a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Religion & Foreign Policy Working Group (2011-2015).  She advises international organizations on geopolitics, religion, and human rights, including training workshops for diplomats on religious literacy, as well as leadership training programs for faith-based institutions.  Widely published in academic and policy journals and an internationally recognized expert on global Orthodox Christianity, her recent publications include "Diplomacy, Geopolitics, and Global Orthodox Christianity," and "Influence Operations in Greece's Religious Ecosystem" in Kremlin Playbook 3; she is co-editor of Eastern Orthodox Christianity and American Higher Education: Theological, Historical, and Contemporary Reflections, and Thinking through Faith: Perspectives from Orthodox Christian Scholars.  She was a delegate of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Holy and Great Council at Crete in 2016. Her policy-practitioner work includes appointments to the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center (Non-Resident Senior Fellow), Religions for Peace (Co-President), St. Phoebe's Center for the Deaconess, the Freedom of Religion or Belief Women’s Alliance (Alliance Advisor), the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Task Force on Modern Slavery. She is married to Dr. Alexandros Kyrou and they are joyful parents to their daughter Sophia.  Prodromou holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

47th Biennial
Clergy-Laity Congress
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America