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David I. Klein

David I. Klein is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by David I. Klein

Half a century since its closure, Turkey’s Orthodox Christians still pine for their seminary

By David I. Klein — December 14, 2021
(RNS) — The Halki seminary, whose graduates include at least two saints, seven patriarchs, seven archbishops and six metropolitans, has become an international bargaining chip.

Russia confines Siberian shaman to mental hospital for challenging Putin

By David I. Klein — October 5, 2021
(RNS) — The sentence comes in response to Aleksandr Gabyshev’s 2019 attempt to march from Siberia to Moscow, where, he claimed, he would use his self-proclaimed shamanic powers to ‘purge’ Vladimir Putin from power.

Led by ‘Father Revolutionary,’ Indigenous Guatemalans turn to Orthodox Christianity

By David I. Klein — September 27, 2021
(RNS) — Spurred by the conversion of a beloved former Catholic priest, Orthodox Christian communities have popped up in some 120 villages across northern Guatemala and southern Mexico.

At Yiddish Week, a beloved language is as vital as ever

By David I. Klein — August 25, 2021
(RNS) — Attendees include everyone from non-Jews to secular Jews, as well as Reform, Conservative and Orthodox Jews ranging in age from infants to nearly 90. 
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