Tolerance and Intolerencein Armenian Literature

Tolerance is the expression of respect or tolerance for another nationality or religious affiliation, worldview, lifestyle, behavior and tradition. There are different views on how tolerant we are as Armenians. The topic of tolerance has many diverse and interesting manifestations in Armenian literature.
Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with Gevorg Ter-Gabrielyan, Executive Director of the Eurasia Partnership Foundation and publicist. 

Studies of foreign Armenologists in Armenian

The US and European Centers for Armenology organize symposia on various issues of Armenology, monographs and articles are published in foreign languages, but most of them are not available in Armenian and to the Armenia-based scientific communities. Translations and editions of these foreign-language studies as such are rare in Armenia. What is the reason for this, how is it possible to develop the ties between foreign and Armenia-based Armenology, and also increase the level of mutual recognition?
Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with Kevork Bardakjian, Armenologist and Professorof the University of Michigan. 

Optimizing Primary Schools

Arayik Harutyunyan, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee established to investigate cases of illegal fund raising in primary schools, revealing physical and psychological violence against children and elimination of vicious practices in pre-school institutions, presents the results of the studies and points out the steps to be taken for the upcoming years. Psychologist Armine Vanyan analyzes the impact of these practices on psychology of pre-school children.

Karabakh Movement and Independence of Armenia

The 30th anniversary of the Karabakh Movement is underway. How was Armenia's independence born and embodied during the Movement? Remembering and discussing the MPs of the Supreme Council of Armenia (1990-1995), member of the Karabakh Committee Alexan Hakobyan and ANC Deputy Chairman Aram Manukyan. 
The conversation is hosted by Anna Sargsyan. 

Armenian-British Literary-Musical Bridge

Recently a joint Armenian-British concert took place in Yerevan, where compositions of British contemporary composers based on Armenian classic poems were heard. How was this literary-musical bridge created, what do such partnerships give to our young composers, what opportunities our young musicians have in Armenia to realize their potential?
Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with Arpine Kalinina, composer, piano. 


Deacons who graduated from Gevorkian Theological Seminary received Diplomas

On September 30, the Day of St. Gevork the Captain, graduates of the years 2016-2017 were handed diplomas at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary. The day was not accidental. Gevork IV, Catholicos of All Armenians, named the theological seminary after this saint who was martyred for Christianity.


Construction of Arabkir Church goes to the next stage

After a long break, the closed construction gates of the newly built Arabkir Church were reopened and the new stage of construction began. The church was ready already one and a half years ago, but the improvement of the area was suspended due to changes in the designs. Constructors promise to turn the long abandoned area green, to make it a park. According to the construction engineer, if the weather conditions are favorable, it will be ready by May, next year.

guest: Hranush Hakobyan

“What grounds and preconditions are there for Armenia to trust the Diaspora and vice versa.”
The RA Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan is hosted by the TV program “Day 6”. She addresses the recommendations made at the 6th Armenia-Diaspora Conference and its outcomes. 


Postgraduate Education at Gevorgian Seminary

The Gevorkian Theological Seminary is transitioning to a three-level education system. Is the Seminary ready to provide quality postgraduate education? How shall it ensure the standards of postgraduate education? Rev. Fr. Garegin Hambardzumyan, Inspector of the Gevorgyan Theological Seminary, and Deacon Hrach Sargsyan, Head of the Department of Biblical and Confessional Studies, talk about this in the pavilion of the "Option" TV series. 

The first epistle to the Thessalonians (1:4-10)

What does the church mean? What does it mean to live in misfortune, with the joy of the Holy Ghost? Father Arnak Harutyunyan interprets the verse 1:4-10 from the first epistle of Apostle Paul to the Thessalonians.

The first epistle to the Thessalonians (1:1-3)

Father Arnak Harutyunyan interprets the verse 1:1-3 from the first epistle of Apostle Paul to the Thessalonians.

Literary-cultural life from the inside and outside

Many intellectuals, who settle abroad, do not cut their ties with the homeland, but create cultural foundations, charitable organizations, organize events, make translations, trying to participate also in Armenian cultural and public events. How does our cultural-social life look from outside? What are the important issues that our compatriots abroad can take part in solving? Hayk Hambardzumyan talked to translator Maro Madoyan-Alajajyan about these issues.