Protestant Pastor from Crimea Runs for Parliament

26 October 2012, 10:59 | Religion and policy | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

m3f9f811d56cad5e046af9c9257fd06751351148643.jpgSenior Pastor of the Kingdom of God Church in Crimea, Valerii Makarenko, is running for the Parliament in electoral Circuit 181 as a candidate nominating himself, invictory.org reported.

In his address to the voters, Makarenko stressed that unlike the “professional” politicians, he understands well the complexity of necessary changes. “And I understand that I cannot do it without your support. Important matters not done on one’s own,” noted the candidate.

In 2002, in Kharkiv, he opened the first regional rehabilitation center for drug addicts in the village of Komunar and headed a public organization called the Emmanuel Center for Spiritual and Social and Psychological Rehabilitation.

“The work quickly reached the national level and then was transformed into an international foundation for the formation of healthy way of life. The foundation, called Healthy Youth Center, is active now in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Germany, Israel and Bulgaria. The main objective of the center is to propagate a healthy way of life and rehabilite addicts of various types. The work of the foundation was distinguished by President Medvediev. Social problems and competent settlement thereof is the priority for Valerii Makarenko,” reads his website.

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    • Agiopolis | 18 June 2018, 19:32

      Мученики Христові, убиті слугами диявола з кремля...

    • Михаил | 17 June 2018, 21:47

      Вдумайтесь, без криков, истерик и "патриотизма". Кому предоставлять автокефалию? Единой Украинской церкви? А где она? Для начала её надо создать. А потом уже, даже не предоставлять

    • Mauricio | 16 June 2018, 04:47

      He is preparing to announce recognition of the one and only UOC. The so called UOC-MP will be just what it is : ROC. A parasite in Ukraine

    • mischa | 15 June 2018, 22:13

      Моливо якщо буде Божа Воля, то многостраждальна Україна отримає томос і стане канонічною об'єднаною православною країною. Божа любов переможе.

    • Jim Dietrich | 15 June 2018, 20:25

      Several years ago, the Orthodox Patriarchs of Constantinople, Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem met as a group and issued a joint declaration that Ukraine is NOT part of the canonical territory of

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