Some of the challenges that I have seen recently has been that we as Orthodox Christians are not willing to take a stand against those around us that are tearing our society apart. We have never been a people or a faith that has shied away from a fight, and it seems that we have become passified to the world around us. As long as they don't bother us, we will just go along with it. This does not work, as we can see from those of our brothers and sisters that have been martyred in the middle east and in other lands as well.
What will it take?
It will take great effort to move us back to a more traditional society and one that looks to Christ for all things. This will be a huge society shift, and one that with the help of groups like this one, will enable us to network and work around the world to make the world a better place for all of us.
Building communities is one of the more tangible aspects that this group is promoting and I hope that we will all be able to support the efforts in our own way. Whether we are just networking with others in our own Parish or on a project that is connected through a global network of groups with the same goal. We as Orthodox need to take a stand against the evil of this world and say that we are not going to continue to see our communities be destroyed by the influence of those with evil intentions.
A Moral Society
A society is moral when it acts and conducts itself in a manner consistent with the teachings of our faith. While the world around us may fall into the immorality that is ever encroaching our lives, we can take take it back and create a world centered again on the worship of Christ, and following the teachings of the Holy Scriptures. We have a chance to rise up from the ashes of this fallen world and build a moral society that will help to reform or reshape our culture and the world at large around us.