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« on: May 16, 2005, 10:28:16 PM »

I'm just curious...what are your thoughts on this article?
What would happen if the Kalas wanted to claim their homeland (Greece)?
Should the Orthodox Church attempt to convert them?
Are they a potential threat to Orthodoxy?

Students from Pakistan's Kalas tribe visit Greece

Thirteen students from the far-off Hindu Kush mountain range in Pakistan, the unique Kalas tribe, arrived yesterday in Athens as guests of the education ministry.
The 3,000 members of the mountainous tribe follow ancient Greek customs and religious practices, speak a mixture of Greek, Sanskrit and Persian, and consider themselves descendants of Alexander the GreatYs soldiers, with Greece as their real homeland.
Over the past few years, Greek educators have staged a campaign to preserve the tribe's traditions by helping build a school in the Kalas' region.



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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2005, 12:26:42 AM »

This article is very interesting... The Kalas seem to be a living anthropologic treasure and an obvious reason of pride to both Greeks and Pakistanis. No doubt that the Greeks would do well in caring about them and supporting their educational needs -- as they in fact seem to be doing right now. I really can't imagine what kind of threat could they be to the Greek nation or to the Church. And yes, of course the Orthodox Church should try to preach them the Gospel of the Truth -- just as they should try to do the same with the entire Pakistani nation, and the whole non-Orthodox world as well.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2005, 04:40:34 AM »

WAY COOL laugh

I have always wondered if anything was left of the old Bactrians.
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