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  • 3 January 2019, 12:04 | Islam | 

    Ukrainian Muslims to gather for All-Ukrainian Congress of Muslim Communities

    Ummah, the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine, and the Religious Administration of Muslims of Crimea have issued a joint statement saying that to consolidate Muslims more intensively in the context of a larger need for a greater consolidation of the entire Ukrainian society, Muslim spiritual leaders -- in particular the Religious Administration of the Muslims of Crimea, the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine Ummah, independent communities and other Muslim organizations of Ukraine -- will convene the All-Ukrainian Congress of Muslim Communities in the first half of 2019. All Muslim communities and organizations of Ukraine will be invited to participate in this event, reports Religion in Ukraine.

  • 2 January 2019, 11:08 | International relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew wishes Crimean Tatars quick return to Homeland

    The leader of the Crimean Tatars, MP Mustafa Dzhemilev will be present at the handing over of the Tomos to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy, in Istanbul. As Dzhemilev shared, he had already met with the Ecumenical Patriarch and had a conversation with him.

  • 26 December 2018, 12:02 | Religion and policy | 

    Muslims are not terrorists: flash mob to support Crimean Tatars goes global

    Crimean Tatars from different parts of the world take part in a flash mob, organized on the eve of sentencing of the individuals of Bakhchisaray's Hizb ut-Tahrir case.

  • 26 December 2018, 10:45 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    In Lviv region, activist tries to salvage synagogue, all by himself

    In the city of Brody, Lviv region, an activist tries to salvage the ruined building of the Great Synagogue.

  • 17 December 2018, 12:10 | Religious relations | 

    Muslims of Ukraine expressed their respect and readiness to cooperate with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    The Muslims of Ukraine have attested to the spiritual affinity of Christians and Muslims and their readiness for cooperation, for the sake of the happy future of Ukraine. This is stated in the congratulatory message sent from the Mufti of Ukraine Said Ismagilov to the newly elected Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine.

  • 3 December 2018, 09:51 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Оn December 2, Jews to celebrate Hanukkah at sunset

    Jews celebrate the feast of fire, light, joy and fun Hanukkah on the 25th day of the month Kislev. This year's celebration starts on December 2 in the evening. Hanukkah is celebrated throughout 8 days. Hanukkah is not a shrine feast but a historical one, it is not referred to in the Holy Scripture, although it has been observed by Jews and has become a tradition.

  • 18 November 2018, 12:46 | Church-state relations | 

    Jehovah's Witnesses searched in Crimea, some detained

    In the annexed Dzhankoi, Russian FSB officers have raided and detained at several addresses possible members of Jehovah's Witnesses. This organization is banned in Russia, and is de facto banned in the annexed Crimea.

  • 16 November 2018, 11:28 | Church-state relations | 

    Chief Rabbi of Ukraine claims to have evidence of NABU’s surveillance in Kyiv Synagogue

    The surveillance by the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) officers in the Kyiv Synagogue was established with a probability of 99.97%. Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Moshe Reuven Asman wrote this on his Facebook page, according to Ukrayinska Pravda.

  • 13 November 2018, 09:14 | Islam | 

    Ukrainian Muslims to assemble for 6th Congress in Kyiv

    Spirituality. Unity. Patriotism is a slogan of the 6th Congress of Muslims in Ukraine, to be held on November 23, in the National Palace of Arts "Ukraine" in Kyiv which will gather about 4,000 Muslim delegates from all over Ukraine and will be the largest event of the Muslim community during the whole period of independence.

  • 7 November 2018, 09:35 | Islam | 

    All-Ukrainian contest of Koran experts announced

    On November 10-11, 2018, the knowledge and skills of the Qur'an readers will be assessed in the Ukrainian capital.

  • 1 November 2018, 11:53 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Pittsburgh tragedy victims to be commemorated in all Ukrainian synagogues

    Ukrainian Jews this Saturday will join the world-wide campaign to commemorate the victims of the Pittsburgh tragedy.

  • 31 October 2018, 13:23 | Religion and society | 

    Jewish community accused NABU of illegal surveillance in Kyiv synagogue area

    The Jewish community of Kyiv accuses the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine of illegal surveillance.

  • 30 October 2018, 14:03 | Scandals, crime | 

    Provocators who desecrated synagogues, cemeteries and monuments brought to trial in Kyiv

    The Pechersk District Court of Kyiv has opened proceedings in a case of the participants of an organized criminal group suspected of committing a series of xenophobic crimes, in particular, anti-Semitic ones. This is reported by Jews of Eurasia website.

  • 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.

  • 29 October 2018, 10:11 | Judaism | 

    Former synagogue premises in Chortkiv transferred to Jewish community for free use

    On October 25, Oksana Chaychuk, the Chair of the Regional State Administration, together with Ivan Zabolotny, the First Deputy Chair of the Regional State Administration, and Yosyf Ovod, the Deputy Chair of the Regional State Administration, signed the statement of transfer of the premises of the former synagogue to the Jewish community of Chortkiv, Ternopil region for free use, Chortkiv-online has reported.

  • 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.

  • 10 October 2018, 12:32 | Judaism | view photo | 

    Dozens of Jewish tombstones found in military barracks in Chernivtsi

    After the Second World War, they were taken out, probably secretly, from the Sadhory Jewish Cemetery. There are 150 tombstones in total.

  • 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.

  • 28 September 2018, 10:21 | Religion and policy | 

    Supreme Court of DPR bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

    In the occupied territories of Donetsk region, the "Supreme Court" of terrorists recognized the religious organization Jehovah's Witnesses to be extremist. It is reported by Depo.Donbass that cites a website controlled by the DPR.

  • 24 September 2018, 10:28 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    The jews celebrate the feast of the tabernacle, Sukkot

    The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot, in 2016 begins at sundown on Sunday, October 16, and ends at nightfall October 23. Starting on the 15th day of Tishri, Sukkot is usually translated as Feast of Tabernacles, although the word itself is from sukkah, the name of the shacks farmers would live in during harvest.