Relıgıous Congresses & Symposia
The island holds great significance for Christianity. Cyprus is regarded as the first island to convert to Christianity out of the Judea. The first mission of the apostles Paul and Barnabas (the latter of Cypriot descent) used Cyprus as their starting point during their first mission. In accordance with the will and wish of God: “...being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus” (Acts 12, 4).
Cyprus holds a strong tie with Greek orthodox Christianity. A large number of Christian Byzantine churches dating from the 11th to the 17th century hold monumental significance. Their architectural and artistic heritage has been valued by UNESCO by including them in its list of World Heritage Sites.
Innovius2 specialises in the field of Conferences on Religion and Spirituality by creating religious congresses with a twofold purpose: to promote St.Paul's first mission as part of the "paths of St Paul" pilgrimage as a critical and historical study. Conferences, and symposia also are created representing a broad range of disciplines and percpectives, while promoting the work of christianity on the island. Innovius2, in collaboration with the 3 theological departments of Cyprus universities organise open and closed door conferences of wolrd substance. Attendees include scholars of importance in the field, as well as members of religious societies, who wish to travel from all corners of the globe interested in studying within a broader context the christian values. A variety of presentation options and session types offer opportunities for attendees to share their work, discuss key issues in the field, and build relationships with attendees.