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  • 16 April 2018, 11:50 | Islam

    VII International Youth Summer School of Islamic Studies to be held in Kyiv

    Traditionally, religious scholars, historians, philosophers, religious figures and students who are interested in the phenomenon of Islam in the world and in Ukraine, gathered together to exchange views and share the results of their research and scientific research during the International Summer School of Islamic Studies.

  • 4 April 2018, 12:21 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Hasidic pilgrims to visit Bukovyna

    A group of Hasidic pilgrims from Canada, Great Britain, Israel and the United States are to arrive in Chernivtsi region on April 12-14.

  • 27 March 2018, 09:31 | Judaism | 

    Exhibition of Galicia Jews to be opened in Lviv

    The exposition “Relics of the Jewish World of Galicia” will open on March 28 at the Museum of Ethnography and Arts of the Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (15 Svobody avenue).

  • 26 March 2018, 10:27 | Church-state relations | 

    UOC-KP believers are chased and deprived of their valuables

    According to Sedov, the community of Jehovah's Witnesses and the Krishnaites are also being persecuted on the peninsula. The human rights activist has noted that only the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) feels safe in the Crimea.

  • 7 March 2018, 17:44 | Church-state relations | 

    Lawsuits to be filed against violation of search procedure and discrimination of Muslims, says RAMU lawyer

    Following a search in the Islamic Cultural Center of Kyiv that took place on on March 6, a press conference was held with the participation of Said Ismagilov, the Mufti of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine "Ummah", MP Refat Chubarov, the chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Seyran Arifov, the chairman of the All-Ukrainian Association of Public Organizations "Alraid" and others.

  • 6 March 2018, 14:48 | Church-state relations | 

    The Islamic cultural centre in Kyiv was searched

    In the Islamic cultural center in Kyiv, the law enforcers conducted a search and allegedly seized prohibited literature. This was announced by mufti of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Ukraine said Ismagilov in Facebook.

  • 1 March 2018, 07:50 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainian Jews celebrate Purim

    A traditional Purim food is hamantaschen (or oznay Haman), three-cornered pastries bursting with poppy seeds or another sweet filling. Literally translated as “Haman’s ears,” this name led to the myth that the pastries celebrate the cutting off of the wicked man’s ears before he was hanged.

  • 27 February 2018, 09:38 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Jews of Odessa prepare to celebrate Purim

    Purim is a Jewish feast, set in memory of the salvation of Persian Jews from being exterminated by Aman, a favorite of the Persian king Ahasuerus (Xerxes, in the 5th century BC).

  • 22 February 2018, 10:50 | Temples, church property | 

    A synagogue to be restored in Vinnytsia region for Hasidim pilgrimage

    The premises of the synagogue are restored.

  • 21 February 2018, 09:38 | Islam | 

    Political religion is not a problem of sole Islam, - scholar

    The problem of the so-called "political religion" or its politicization is a phenomenon that affects not only Islamism, but also religions and the twenty-first century in general. Religion becomes an instrument for solving political problems in order to achieve the interests of individual elites, experts said during a press conference “Islam in politics: from the annexation of Crimea to the" Olive branch in Syria”, which took place in Kyiv on Tuesday, February 20.

  • 19 February 2018, 11:20 | Church-state relations | 

    Russian Council of Crimean Tatars set up in Crimea

    In the annexed Crimea, the Russian-backed Crimean Tatar people's council was established to “provide feedback between the authorities and the population.” This is reported by Krym.Realia, which cites the Russian media.

  • 16 February 2018, 09:26 | Judaism | 

    OSCE representatives meet with the main Rabbi of Dnipro

    Representatives of the Special Monitoring Mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (SMM OSCE) met with Shmuel Kamenetsky, the Chief Rabbi of Dnipro city to discuss the issues of security of national minorities, assistance to refugees from the occupied territories and search for ways to stop armed conflict.

  • 7 February 2018, 10:29 | Protests and conflicts

    Crimean Muslims embark on hunger strike against demolition of the mosque

    Construction company Akura, which is engaged in the construction of the residential estate “Crimean Rose” in the Simferopol district of Striletsk city, is going to preserve "the building said to be a mosque” until the decision is adopted “by the authorities.”

  • 2 February 2018, 13:50 | Islam | 

    Muslim girls hold flash mob in Kyiv on the occasion of International Day of Hijab

    Ukrainian Muslim women are wearing hijabs not because they are controlled by anyone, a representative of Ukrainian Muslims Yulia Burnatseva claims.

  • 24 January 2018, 16:24 | Terrorism

    Three years since Russia began its persecution on fake ‘terrorism’ charges of Crimean Muslims

    It is exactly three years since the first FSB arrests of Crimean Muslims on fabricated ‘terrorism’ charges and almost that long since 32-year-old Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev last saw his three small daughters - – Sabriye, Mumine, and Nuriye.

  • 26 December 2017, 11:47 | Scandals, crime | 

    Anti-Semitic slogans painted on 3 Jewish buildings in Odessa, Ukraine

  • 11 December 2017, 08:53 | Islam | 

    Ukrainian Muslim believers to sign the Social Concept of Ukrainian Muslims

    Ukrainian followers of Islam are to sign this day the “Social Concept of Muslims of Ukraine.”

  • 30 November 2017, 10:20 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Rivne Oblast councilors suspect that the synagogue is to be sold

    At a meeting of the communal commission of the Rivne Oblast Council, which was held on November 29, the councillors decided to visit Dubno to see with their own eyes the state of the local synagogue.

  • 7 November 2017, 12:31 | Judaism | 

    Israel Foreign Ministry asked Ukraine to bring rabbi Nachman's remains to Israel

    Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely instructed Ambassador to Ukraine Eliav Belotzercovsky to raise the issue with the appropriate officials in Kiev half a year ago, Hotovely’s spokeswoman, Lena Bakman, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.

  • 6 November 2017, 11:48 | Religious relations | 

    Patriarch Filaret in Menorah Center: Unity of Ukrainian and Jewish peoples is the biggest blow to the aggressor

    Patriarch of the UOC-KP Filaret visited the Center “Menorah” on Sunday, November 5, where he met with representatives of the Jewish community and the chief rabbi of Dnipropetrovsk and region Shmuel Kaminetsky.