Biography & Vitae

An inter-disciplinary scholar, Pr Laurent Cleenewerck is the Rector of Eureka’s historic St Innocent Orthodox Church on F Street, the city’s oldest standing temple built in 1883. He teaches at several institutions of higher learning, both locally and internationally.

He has authored, co-authored or served as general editor for several well-received books and articles, notably in the fields of inter-faith dialogue and medical ethics.

Locally, he is a regular extension faculty at HSU’s OLLI program, having taught several courses dealing with physics and religion since 2008.


From the Blog
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    30 Jul Speech delivered at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan

      Your Majesty, Distinguished Guests: It is a tremendous honor and responsibility to deliver this short address on behalf of the organizations which have been awarded a prize at the conclusion of the 2016 World Interfaith Harmony Week. Indeed, all organizations and individuals who have......

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    30 Jul UN World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016 Paper

    Many people have asked me to post my “Interfaith paper” online in plain text (not PDF), so here it is: Finding Common Words: An Eastern Orthodox academic contribution to “A Common Word,” on the occasion of the 6th UN Interfaith Harmony Week As we look......

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    02 Oct Book: His Broken Body

    This page is dedicated to my book “His Broken Body – Understanding and Healing the Schism between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.” Overall, the book’s reception has been very good, and I have received complimentary letters from a number of theologians, including one......

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    02 Oct Book: Japan on the Edge

    This page offers supplementary information related to a book which I co-authored with Roberto M. Rodriguez entitled “Japan on the Edge – An inquiry into the Japanese Government’s Struggle for Superpower Status and UN Security Council Membership at the Edge of Decline.” This book was......