Author: Regina Elsner

Regina Elsner is a Catholic theologian and, as of April 2023, professor of Eastern Churches and Ecumenical Theology at the University of Münster, Germany. Previously, she utilized her expertise in Orthodoxy and the politics of religion in Russia and Ukraine as a researcher at the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS). Most importantly, she came to the academy after having gained extensive experience in the provision by faith-based organizations of humanitarian and other forms of aid as a project coordinator for Caritas Russia in St Petersburg. She is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost experts on Orthodox Churches in Eastern Europe, Orthodox social ethics and questions of peace ethics, and gender justice. To date she has carried out research in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia.

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