Religion and society

  • 30 October 2018, 11:41 | Religion and society | 

    Emirali Ablaev re-elected Crimean Mufti

    Emirali Ablaev was re-elected the Mufti of Crimea for the next five years. The vote was held during the sixth Kurultay of the Crimean Tatars held in Simferopol. According to Islam Today, several hundred delegates from all regions of the peninsula took part.

  • 26 October 2018, 09:36 | Religion and society | 

    Ukrainian Muslims about Russian Mufti’s recent statement: Autocephaly is none of your business

    Muslims should not interfere in the affairs of Christians. If someone has the right to comment on the provision of autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, those should be the Ukrainian and not Russian Muslims, nor the Muslims from other countries.

  • 25 October 2018, 14:08 | Religion and society | 

    Members of ecology units of Eastern European Churches and Germany to discuss climate protection

    On October 25-27, an international conference Alliance of Religious and Civic Organizations for the Protection of the Climate of Eastern Europe will be held in the Transcarpathian Syniak village in the framework of the project of the German Nature Protection Union. This was reported by Transcarpathia - online.

  • 24 October 2018, 13:44 | Religious relations | 

    In Zaporizhia representatives of different faiths jointly took a stance against religious provocations

    Representatives of various religious communities put their signatures under the call to refrain from destabilizing public life on the 23rd of October, reports Depo.Zaporizhzhya.

  • 19 October 2018, 13:16 | Religion and society | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew to visit Kyiv to hand over Tomos

    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will come to Kyiv to personally hand over the Tomos of autocephaly to the leader of the united Ukrainian Church.

  • 2 October 2018, 13:22 | Religion and society | 

    President of the World Jewish Congress receives Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Award

    On September 27, in New York City, President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine, Vice-President of the World Jewish Congress, Boris Lozhkin, and Chairman of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, James C Temerty, conferred on President of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, the honorary medal of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky. This is reported by the JCU website.

  • 27 September 2018, 10:38 | Religion and society | 

    Occupiers who killed 10,000 people do not pose a problem for UOC (MP)

    For the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate, the occupiers who killed 10,000 people do not constitute a problem, while two exarchs do. After the provision of the Tomos in Ukraine, a powerful center of social legitimacy will be created, and Moscow will no longer be able to use faith and the Church to disguise its insidious intentions.

  • 19 September 2018, 10:58 | Religion and society | 

    UOC-MP threatens protests if urged to change name

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate will organize mass protests if urged to change its name.

  • 17 September 2018, 10:58 | Religion and society | 

    Poroshenko: Destiny of Universal Orthodoxy shaped in Kyiv

    The Hierarchical Council of the Ecumenical Patriarchate dispelled Moscow's illusion that Ukraine is a canonical territory of the Moscow Patriarchate, said Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. It was reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

  • 29 August 2018, 13:19 | Religion and society | 

    Law enforcers deployed to Uman to ensure public order during Rosh ha-Shanah festivities

    60 police officers from twelve regions of Ukraine have come to Uman to help keep order in the city during the pilgrims’ celebration of Rosh ha-Shanah. Law enforcers will stay in Uman until the end of large-scale public events with the participation of pilgrims, according to the Police Communication Sector of Cherkasy region.

  • 29 August 2018, 12:33 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Black man and hijab-wearing woman refused entry to a restaurant in Sumy

    In Sumy, a young couple were not let into the restaurant at a pretext that they are foreigners. The waiters identified their citizenship based on the skin color of the male and the female's Muslim outfit. They demanded the visitors to show passports, but the latter refused and stood up for their rights, TSN reports.

  • 27 August 2018, 10:14 | Religion and society | 

    Bishop of UGCC Borys Gidziak nominated for Vasyl Stus Award

    Bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and President of the Ukrainian Catholic University Borys (Gudziak) became the winner of this year's Vasyl Stus Award which was presented in Kyiv, according to Radio Liberty which cited the Ukrainian Center for the International PEN Club.

  • 19 August 2018, 09:34 | Religion and society | 

    Bishop Borys (Gudziak) receives Vasyl Stus Prize

    Bishop Borys (Gudziak), President of the Ukrainian Catholic University, became the winner of the 2018 Vasyl Stus Prize. It is awarded every year by the Ukrainian Center of the International PEN Club to authors (writers, artists, directors), regardless of their place of residence, for a lifetime, for a special contribution to Ukrainian culture and the integrity, reports the UCU website.

  • 17 August 2018, 13:15 | Announcements | view video | 

    Responsible Christians to gather in Lviv for the God-Man-Ukraine forum

    God-Man-Ukraine, a forum of responsible Christians, will be held on August 18, 2018, on the premises of Lviv Theological Seminary of the Holy Spirit (35 Khutorivka St., 09:30 through 18:00).

  • 11 July 2018, 10:22 | Religion and society | 

    On Independence Day, the prayer for Ukraine to be heard throughout the globe

    The Simultaneous World Prayer for Ukraine will be held on August 24, the Independence Day of Ukraine. Ukrainians in hundreds of churches around the world will simultaneously pray for their country.

  • 25 June 2018, 12:30 | Religion and society | 

    UGCC condemns attack on the Roma people camps

    The UGCC's official statement on the pogroms of the Roma camps was released on June 25 by the UGCC Information Department.

  • 12 June 2018, 15:11 | Religion and society | 

    UOC-KP does not support either propaganda of homosexuality, or violence against its supporters

    The document indicates that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, together with other traditional churches and religious organizations of Ukraine – Christians, Jews and Muslims, expresses a negative attitude towards the phenomenon of homosexuality, to attempts to legalize the so-called same-sex marriages in Ukraine in different ways, including through street promotions, to promote same-sex relationships.

  • 5 June 2018, 12:02 | Religion and society | 

    Autocephaly to result in final establishing of Ukraine as a European nation, religious scholar

    The scholar believes that we are entering a very difficult period of formation of our state and development of civil society.

  • 30 May 2018, 11:26 | Religion and society | 

    "A family is the God’s recipe for human happiness", Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk

    On Saturday, June 2, 2018, the All-Ukrainian Movement for the Protection of the Rights of Children and Families will be held for the third time in Kyiv, in accordance with the appeal of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (AUCCRO).

  • 27 May 2018, 10:07 | International relations | 

    UGCC calls to protect a Ukrainian seaman faced with death penalty in Iran

    The Marine Apostolate of Ukraine calls to protect a Ukrainian seaman, Andriy Novichkov from Odessa, who is facing a death sentense in Iran, the UGCC website reports.