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  • 22 February 2018, 10:50 | Temples, church property | 

    A synagogue to be restored in Vinnytsia region for Hasidim pilgrimage

    The premises of the synagogue are restored.

  • 21 February 2018, 12:50 | Religion and policy | 

    Party of Regions ex-member switches to Christian Socialism

    Mykhailo Dobkin, notorious MP of the Opposition Bloc has announced the establishment of his own party, the Christian Socialists.

  • 21 February 2018, 12:13 | Charity, social service | 

    Over UAH 2 million allocated to repair the burn care facility in Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine

    In the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, on February 20, the official opening of the burn care facility of the Communal Medical Establishment No. 3 took place, for which major repairs were allocated UAH 2 389 560.00. This project was carried out by the executive partner of the "Pope for Ukraine" - the Charity Association “Emmanuel”.

  • 21 February 2018, 09:38 | Islam | 

    Political religion is not a problem of sole Islam, - scholar

    The problem of the so-called "political religion" or its politicization is a phenomenon that affects not only Islamism, but also religions and the twenty-first century in general. Religion becomes an instrument for solving political problems in order to achieve the interests of individual elites, experts said during a press conference “Islam in politics: from the annexation of Crimea to the" Olive branch in Syria”, which took place in Kyiv on Tuesday, February 20.

  • 19 February 2018, 10:35 | Protests and conflicts | view video | 

    UOC priest and parishioners attack journalists in Lviv region

    Together with his parishioners, rector of the illegally built temple of the UOC (Moscow Patriarchate) in the city of Brody in Lviv region, attacked the crew of the program “Truth. Investigation”.

  • 18 February 2018, 10:26 | Religion and society | 

    Russians attempted to buy out the remains of St Yaroslav the Wise

    Russia tried to buy out the remains of Yaroslav the Wise for $ 2 million. It was reported to Express-online by Nelya Kukovalska, director general of the National Reserve “St Sofia of Kyiv.”

  • 16 February 2018, 12:20 | Religion and policy | 

    Political religion of the UOC-MP did harm to Church, says Archimandrite Cyril (Hovorun)

    “I was categorically against the Russian world ideologeme, which emerged before the war in the east of Ukraine and which became the main instrument of aggression against Ukraine,” said Archimandrite Cyril (Hovorun), who is now a lecturer at the University Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, USA, in an interview with Voice of America, Radio Liberty has reported.

  • 16 February 2018, 11:05 | Faith and weapon | 

    ATO soldiers undergo rehabilitation in a monastery of UGCC

    About 30 participants of ATO and their family members have had an opportunity to recover spiritually, psychologically and physically in the Convent of the Most Holy Family of the UGCC in the village of Goshiv, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, during a week, according to the website of the UGCC.

  • 14 February 2018, 14:04 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    MFA to cooperate with the churches in the matter of restoring religious freedom in the occupied territories

    The Public Council under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for cooperation with religious organizations will promote the commemoration of the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933, release of Ukrainian political prisoners and support the development of military chaplaincy.

  • 14 February 2018, 13:29 | Freedom of Conscience | 

    VICTOR YELENSKY: Sanctions to be imposed on Russia for violations of religious freedom

    Russia is waiting for another surprise from American friends. The Commission on the Observance of Religious Freedoms United States has analyzed how these freedoms are respected in Russia, and, as a result, suggested that Russia be included in the list of nominees for sanctions. The Americans remembered the religious situation in Donbas and the ban on Jehovah's Witnesses.

  • 14 February 2018, 11:34 | Religion and society | 

    Protestant Churches opposed the most to Russian World in Donbas

    Due to the fact that in the Soviet period Donbas was completely devoid of religion, new church movements and Protestant currents obtained the major influence already in the time of independent Ukraine. Therefore, when an armed conflict in the Donbas burst out, it was the Protestant organizations that began to oppose the "Russian world" which came there. After all, they could feel free only in Ukraine.

  • 12 February 2018, 13:45 | Land and property problems | 

    UOC-MP collects 1200 signatures to legalize unauthorized constructions near the Church of Tithes

    The petition “On the provision of the right to freedom of religion of the faithful of the UOC-MP and public order around the Church of Tithes (chapel) was sent to the head of Kyiv City State Administration Vitakiy Klitschko on February 8, 2018. 12 thousand signatures under the appeal were collected within three days. This is reported by the Information and Educational Department of the UOC-MP (MP).

  • 3 February 2018, 10:44 | Charity, social service | 

    Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Supports Elderly Refugees in Mariupol

    The Society has raised and funded over $1.3 million projects in Ukraine. The major effort most recently supported by St. Andrew’s Society has focused on charitable outreach.

  • 2 February 2018, 10:43 | Religion and society | 

    UGCC opens a geriatric house

    In this area, it is planned to build a monastery, which will run a modern boarding house. Priests who were trained abroad, have gained some useful experience they are willing to implement in practice,” said Volodymyr Hirnyak.

  • 1 February 2018, 09:27 | Religion and policy | 

    In 1947, 15 Orthodox bishops of 18 were the KGB agents

    The most valuable agents of the KGB in the episcopate of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine in 1947 were “Petrov” in the east and “Hlibov” and “Ivanov”" - in the west, according to a note published by historian Roman Skakun.

  • 31 January 2018, 16:32 | Terrorism | 

    Police finds murderers of Pentecostals in Slovyansk

    The Donetsk regional police solved the killing of four members of the Protestant Church “Transfiguration of the Lord”, which took place in Sllovyansk in 2014, when the city was captured by Russian militants, LB.ua has reported citing the press service of the police.

  • 31 January 2018, 15:24 | Community | 

    Ukraine among world's poorest countries: report

    The food situation in the countries where the conflicts are ongoing is rapidly deteriorating. Among them are Yemen, South Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, the Central African Republic, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Ukraine.

  • 26 January 2018, 10:32 | Religion and policy | 

    Victor Yelenskyy: the Kremlins opens one of its fronts in Ukraine – the Church front

    Commenting on the latest statement by the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, who demanded from the European entities the immediate reaction to the “persecution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church,” the MP said: “For them, this is a very important tool for discrediting Ukraine.” The so-called church front has long been among the major ones. Attempts to discredit the state, policies in the field of religion, church, the rights of believers have been made literally on a flat ground.”

  • 24 January 2018, 16:24 | Terrorism

    Three years since Russia began its persecution on fake ‘terrorism’ charges of Crimean Muslims

    It is exactly three years since the first FSB arrests of Crimean Muslims on fabricated ‘terrorism’ charges and almost that long since 32-year-old Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev last saw his three small daughters - – Sabriye, Mumine, and Nuriye.

  • 24 January 2018, 16:19 | Community | 

    PACE adopts resolution on humanitarian consequences of war in Donbas

    PACE adopted the resolution based on the report "Humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine." The document was supported by 50 PACE members, while seven members voted "against", an Ukrinform correspondent reports, Ukrinform reports.