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  • 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.

  • 19 September 2018, 10:40 | International relations | 

    Mustafa Dzhemilev tells how he persuaded Erdogan of the necessity of autocephaly

    The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, said that he had intensively discussed with the Turkish president, Recep Erdogan, the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He said this in an interview with BBC, according to TSN.

  • 12 September 2018, 13:14 | Extraordinary situations | 

    Hasidim with a heart attack transported from Uman to Kyiv by helicopter

    A helicopter of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine transported from Uman, Cherkasy region to Kyiv a Jewish pilgrim who was preliminarily diagnosed with a heart attack, Konstantin Protsenko was reported as saying by Interfax-Religion.

  • 10 September 2018, 10:33 | Judaism | 

    Jews celebrate the News year 5779 - Rosh Hashanah

    Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew, literally the “Head of Year”) is the Jewish New Year celebrated on the first and second days of the month of Tishri according to the Jewish calendar (September-October). This year Jews mark this holiday on September 9-11. This day the countdown of the Jewish new year 5779 begins.

  • 6 September 2018, 07:15 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Police expect 40,000 Hasidim to arrive in Uman

    To celebrate the Jewish New Year, about 40,000 foreign guests are expected to arrive. Police have already initiated the activities to ensure public safety in the area of ​​mass residence of pilgrims, the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports. In addition, in the framework of cooperation, on September 6, 20 Israeli policemen are to arrive in Uman, said Deputy Head of the National Police - head of the Patrol Police Oleksandr Fatsevich. Oleksandr Fatsevich checked the work of the working group of the operational headquarters and the work of the consolidated detachment. Jointly with the Chief of Police of Cherkasy region Valery Lyuty, he traveled around the place of compact accommodation of pilgrims, checked the checkpoints and stationary posts. Oleksandr Fatsevich notes that the Cherkasy police are ready to ensure the public order and safety of citizens in the city of Uman. “Police keep everything under control. Employees of the explosive engineering service, special forces, patrol police, cynologists and service dogs work in two shifts. The operational headquarters has all the technical capabilities to control and ensure security during the events. Law enforcers carry out service in an enhanced mode. As of September 5, about three thousand pilgrims have arrived to Uman,” said the deputy head of the National Police. He added that on September 6, 20 Israeli policemen are to arrive in Uman to cooperate and assist in communicating with foreign guests. There are 46 hiking trails, 17 stationary posts, 10 checkpoints and 2 visa support points developed in the service area. At the time of the events, traffic is blocked in the place of compact stay of Hasidim pilgrims.

  • 5 September 2018, 14:04 | Judaism | 

    First Hasidim come to celebrate Rosh HaShanah

    The first Hasidim have arrived in Ukraine to celebrate the Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year). This is reported by the press service of the State Border Guard Service of 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.

  • 22 August 2018, 13:50 | Islam | 

    Kyiv Muslims pray for peace in Ukraine

    On the first day of the Kurban-Bayram holiday, Muslims in Kyiv prayed for peace in Ukraine. The most imposrtant Islamic holiday, Kurban-Bayram ('Id Al Adha), which is celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Zul Hija, on August 21, was celebrated in the mosque Ar-Rahma, on Podil. More than 3,000 believers gathered here. They include the Crimean Tatars, representatives of the Azerbaijani community, and Bangladeshis, and Africans – all of them, on August 21, assembled to celebrate the religious holiday, regardless of nationality.