AUCCRO, inter-confessional councils

  • 22 March 2019, 12:38 | Church-state relations | 

    President appealed to the Nationwide Council of Churches to call for the elections without violence

    "Ukraine entered the election period. Elections are a test for the state, for democracy, a test for unity of any society. And especially for a society that is in a state of war. There are Russian divisions at the border ready to invade," President Petro Poroshenko said in a meeting with members of the Nationwide Council of Churches and Religious Organizations.

  • 19 March 2019, 10:31 | Terrorism | 

    AUCCRO condemns terrorist attack in New Zealand

    Ukrainian religious leaders condemn any acts of violence on the grounds of religious hatred or other motives in whatever place and under whatever slogans they are committed.

  • 11 March 2019, 13:33 | AUCCRO, inter-confessional councils | 

    AUCCRO to be led by RCC Bishop Kryvytskyi

    During the on-site meeting in Jerusalem March 7, the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations elected Vitaliy Kryvytskyi, the Ordinary of the Kyiv-Zhytomyr Diocese. The predecessor of Bishop Vitaliy in this post was the Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine Yaakov Dov Bleich, CREDO reports. It was on his initiative that the official delegation of the AUCCRO visited the state of Israel for the second time.

  • 6 March 2019, 13:52 | International relations | 

    UGCC Patriarch in Israel: religious values are strength of democracy

    An example of Israel shows that democracy can be strong when based on religious values. And it is religious values ​​that are the strength of democracy.

  • 5 March 2019, 15:34 | AUCCRO, inter-confessional councils | 

    AUCCRO met with President of Israel and government officials

    During the high meetings in Jerusalem, the delegation of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations stressed the need to preserve the visa-free regime between Ukraine and Israel.

  • 24 February 2019, 11:54 | Church-state relations | 

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister supports initiatives of AUCCRO to protect families and children

    The Head of Government and the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations agreed to continue cooperation aimed at fostering the governmental family policy.

  • 23 January 2019, 11:36 | International relations | 

    Ukrainian religious leaders call for release of captive Ukrainians and other hostages of Kremlin

    The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations appealed to a number of institutions to facilitate the release of captive Ukrainians, political prisoners and other hostages held in Russia and in the occupied territories of Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts.

  • 20 December 2018, 13:07 | International relations | 

    AUCCRO calls on Kremlin to release Ukrainian sailors and other captives

    Heads of Ukrainian Churches and Religious Organizations demand that the Russian authorities release Ukrainian sailors from under arrest, following the Russian armed aggression in the Kerch Strait three weeks ago.

  • 24 October 2018, 11:04 | Church and school | 

    AUCCRO strives to develop religious school network

    The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations has agreed to establish an inter-confessional cooperation for the development of a network of general education schools founded by churches and religious organizations.

  • 27 June 2018, 13:35 | AUCCRO, inter-confessional councils | 

    AUCCRO calls on Ukrainians to oppose pogroms and persecutions on ethnic grounds

    It is with indignation and anxiety, the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations notes the increase in the number of attacks and pogroms against the Roma. As a result of the last such incident, a murder occurred. On June 26, the AUCCRO issued a statement on pogroms.

  • 22 June 2018, 10:46 | Church-state relations | 

    Ministry of Justice and AUCCRO discuss closer cooperation

    The Ministry of Justice will expand its cooperation with the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and religious organizations. This was agreed upon by Minister of Justice Pavlo Petrenko and representatives of the AUCCRO at a meeting held on June 21 on the Parliament's premises.

  • 15 June 2018, 12:44 | Church-state relations | 

    AUCCRO warns Ministry of Education that introducing gender ideology at school is unacceptable

    The AUCCRO made this appeal to the Minister Lilia Hrynevich on Thursday, June 14, according to the Institute of Religious Freedom.

  • 13 June 2018, 12:40 | International relations | 

    Religious leaders draft an appeal to support Ukrainians held as prisoners in Russia

    The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (AUCCRO) will appeal to the leadership of Russia to release Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and other political prisoners of the Kremlin. The relevant documents are being drafted by the Secretariat of the AUCCIO on the results of the meeting of representatives of the confessions, which was held on June 12, the Institute of Religious Freedom reports.

  • 11 June 2018, 17:50 | AUCCRO, inter-confessional councils | 

    AUCCRO sharply criticizes the policy of public broadcasting depriving the believers

    On June 5, the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations issued an open letter criticizing public broadcasting, signed by the presiding bishop of the AUCCRO, Oleksandr Zan-Fabian.

  • 3 June 2018, 10:23 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ten thousands believers participate in a march for family values and rights of children

    The All-Ukrainian March for the Rights of Children and Families was held on Saturday, June 2, from Sofia Square through Independence Square and to the Verkhovna Rada. This is already the third such event, organized on the initiative of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, the Institute of Religious Freedom report.

  • 4 May 2018, 10:46 | AUCCRO, inter-confessional councils | 

    Ukrainian Churches call to join on June 2 the All-Ukrainian march for protection of the rights of children and families

    On Saturday, June 2, 2018, thousands of citizens will gather in Kyiv to take part in the annual All-Ukrainian March for the protection of the rights of children and families, which will be held under the slogan: “Happy family means healthy Ukraine!”

  • 11 April 2018, 21:00 | Religion and society | 

    For the first time AUCCRO claims the freedom of expression is oppressed in Ukraine

    The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations has drawn attention of the Head of State to the biased and selective approach of the employees of the Presidential Administration to the operation of the Electronic Petition web-service.

  • 23 October 2017, 11:45 | AUCCRO, inter-confessional councils | 

    All-Ukrainian Council of Churches to cooperate with the Conference of European Churches

    The Secretariat of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations is drafting a memorandum on the interaction with the Conference of European Churches.

  • 19 October 2017, 13:35 | Legislation | 

    The Council of Churches supported bill No. 5294 against domestic violence

    During the meeting, representatives of the Council of Churches supported the draft of the Bill No. 5294, reports the Institute of Religious Freedom.

  • 18 October 2017, 13:04 | Church-state relations | 

    AUCCRO to facilitate release of hostages held captive by DPR/LPR

    The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations will contact interchurch associations and humanitarian institutions with a request to assist in the release of hostages. This decision was taken by the AUCCRO during the discussion of this issue with Vasyl Hrytsak, Chief of the Security Service of Ukraine, with the participation of mothers and wives of hostages who have been held by the so-called "Donetsk People’s Republic" and "Luhansk People’s Republic" for more than three years the territory of the East of Ukraine beyond the government’s control, the Institute of Religious Freedom reports