Ways of Coping with the State of Being Social Orphan


 Around 80 percent of the children in Armenian orphanages and other care institutions appear in those institutions as a result of tough social conditions. Professional term is “social orphanness”. The poverty doesn’t seem to reduce, yet the large centralized care centers for children seem to be unloaded. Where do these children go; what conditions and social infrastructures have been created to implement this process of unloading? 
Yelena Harutyunyan, foster care specialist of Child Support Center, FAR, and Knarik Garanfilian –Founding Chairwoman of “Family and Community” Charity NGO discuss the topic.
 

State Symbols in the Revolutionary Environment


During the days of the movement “Take a Step”, the state symbols served as important components of civic activism. The faces, clothes and cars were colored with the colors of national flag. Are the state symbols only just a distinctive mark, or they do undergo a thorough revaluation? Ethnographer Arsen Hakobyan and sociologist Artur Atanesyan talk about these issues.

The Society Educated in the Square


The movement “Take a Step” opened such a field of citizen self- and education in diverse platforms of mass gatherings, which would be the subject of the envy by any educational institution. The society is getting matured politically, culturally, ethically and morally hour by hour. Where did these changes get originated?

The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians (3:13–18)


What is the meaning of this passage: “And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man and have no company with him”. 
Father Arnak Harutyunyan provides explanations of verses 3:13-18 of the Epistle to the Thessalonians.
 

The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians (3:1-12)


In verses 1 to 12 of chapter 3, Apostle Paul talks about the dangers of laziness,
Father Arnak Harutyunyan provides explanations. 
 

Issues of Adopting and Foster Families


What kind of social services are provided to alternative care providers - adoptive parents, guardian and foster families in Armenia? What are these families expecting most? What issues does the differentiated approach to these families bring about, what kind of difficulties do they face as a result of the lack of registration? Sociologists Mira Antonyan and Knarik Garanfilian represent the study of the Child Protection Network and the Foster Parents Association.

Church-State: Smooth and Wrinkled Relations


On April 4, 1918, Bishop Gevorg Chorekchyan informed the Catholicos of All Armenians Gevorg Surenyants about the details of his meeting with General Nazarbaev. The general told the bishop that only 4,000 out of the 16,000 soldiers remained. 12,000 had fled and the duty to send them back to the frontline then rested on the shoulders of the Armenian clergy, women and the media. How did church-state relations proceed with the formation of the first Republic of Armenia? How were the roles and functions of the new independent state allocated?

The Conviction of Illiteracy and Education Development Program


According to international experts, if Armenia does not invest in education in the coming years, the country will face 50% illiteracy in 2030. Local experts and researchers believe that our country lacks any idea about the problems of education, nor the effectiveness of educational expenditures, while the draft law "On the State Education Program till 2030" was presented for the public discussion. Does the draft law reflect sectoral issues and meet the needs? 
Discussion by education expert Serob Khachatryan and "National Center for Public Policy Research" NGO Artak Manukyan.

Epistle to the Galatians (3:5-14)


Father Arnak Harutyunyan comments on the verses 3:5-14 of Paul’s letter to Galatians. 
 

Epistle to the Galatians (3:1-4)


Father Arnak Harutyunyan comments on the verses 3:1-4 of Paul’s letter to Galatians. 
 

Epistle to the Galatians (2:6-10)


Father Arnak Harutyunyan comments on the verses 2:6-10 of Paul’s letter to Galatians. 
 

Epistle to the Galatians (2:1-5)


Father Arnak Harutyunyan explains the passage from the letter of Apostle Paul addressed to Galatians – chapter 2, verses 1-5. After 14 years of preaching to gentiles, he was slandered, and he returned Jerusalem to meet with Peter, John and James.