In August, IOTA held a meeting which included group Chairs, Advisory Council members, and select Stakeholders and Co-Laborers.
IOTA has grown by adding three new groups: Orthodoxy and Literature, Orthodoxy and the Visual Arts, and Oriental Orthodoxy. IOTA’s new services include the Forum which publishes book, conference, and film reviews; IOTA Lectures on Deification; and IOTA Publications.
In addition to these activities, the discussion focused on the plans for the association’s second mega-conference. The general theme of the mega-conference will be Orthodox Christian mission. While several sessions will engage this general theme, other sessions will maintain their own distinctive focus. In addition, the participants proposed to include plenary sessions on the following topics: 1) the pandemic; 2) the social doctrine of the Orthodox Church; 3) pan-Orthodox unity. Since the pandemic situation remains dynamic, the dates and location of the second mega-conference will be announced in 2022. Stay tuned!