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  • 16 January 2014, 17:06 | Legislation | 

    New Law Would Oblige Hasidic Pilgrims in Uman to Pay UAH 750 Per Day to Visit Rabbi Nachman’s Grave

    MP from the Party of Regions Anton Yatsenko January 15 submitted to Parliament a draft law that would regulate the stay of Hasidic pilgrims in Uman during the celebration of the Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashanah.

  • 13 December 2013, 09:26 | Religious relations | 

    Head of UGCC and Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Condemn ‘Priest’s Extremist Speech’

    The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk, and Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine Yaakov Dov Bleich on December 12 jointly opposed the extremist speech by a priest from Ivano-Frankivsk.

  • 21 November 2013, 13:28 | Church-state relations | 

    Deputies Ban Dognalists From Gathering Near UGCC Garrison Church

    Deputies of the Lviv City Council passed a resolution on November 21, which bans public events from being held in the surrounding area of the Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church (Jesuit Church). Restrictions apply to all events except worship and assemblies of the Center for Military Chaplains of the Curia of the Lviv Archeparchy of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC).

  • 21 November 2013, 11:28 | Conferences, seminars, researches | 

    Over 50 Scholars Discuss Interreligious Relations in Crimea

    A conference on ethno-cultural and interreligious relations in Crimea was held in Simferopol on November 20. The conference was organized by the Crimean department of Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academic of Sciences of Ukraine jointly with the All-Ukrainian Association of Social Organizations Alraid.

  • 20 November 2013, 10:18 | Islam | 

    Interfaith Relations in Crimea to Be Discussed at Conference in Simferopol

    A conference “Ethnocultural and Interfaith Relations in Crimea” will be held on November 20 in Simferopol. The event will highlight the important issues for the Crimean society that have emerged in recent years.

  • 20 November 2013, 09:47 | Judaism | 

    Crimean Mufti Proposes to Build Mosque Near Church to Promote Dialogue Between Orthodox and Muslims

    Last week, the Mufti of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Crimea Emirali Ablaev met with the Mayor of Sudak Volodymyr Serov. During the meeting they discussed the reconstruction of Muslim places of worship, as well as the allocation of land for the construction of a mosque in Sudak.

  • 15 November 2013, 13:25 | Religion and society | 

    Religious Expert: Dognalists’ Aggression Evidence of Their Decline

    The Dognal sect’s aggressiveness observed recently in Lviv has a political purpose, believes religious expert Andriy Yurash; however, the hype around the “orthodox” is not justified: the sect is rapidly losing supporters.

  • 12 November 2013, 12:44 | Protests and conflicts | 

    Chabad Council Accuses Pro-Russian Organizations in Sevastopol of Nazism

    The council of the Jewish religious Chabad community in Sevastopol made ​​an official statement in which it accuses a number of political parties, organizations, and the media of “Nazi propaganda.”

  • 4 November 2013, 09:05 | Legislation | 

    Mejlis Wants Special Law to Enshrine Rights of Crimean Tatars

    The newly elected head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Refat Chubarov, will press for the adoption of legislation that reinforces the status and rights of Crimean Tatars. The head of the Mejlis expressed concern that the Crimean Tatars have no legally enforceable guarantees of their preservation and development as a people who emerged in Crimea and who had their statehood.

  • 1 November 2013, 15:32 | Religious relations | 

    Ukrainian Greek Catholics and Jewish Community Establish Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Medal

    The Jewish community of Ukraine in cooperation with the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) established a special award – the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Medal, which will be awarded to persons who serve the cause of Ukrainian-Jewish reconciliation.

  • 31 October 2013, 17:29 | Judaism | 

    Kyiv synagogue gets to keep Torah scrolls

    Ukraine chief rabbi says the state archive service has 800 to 1,000 additional Torah scrolls.

  • 31 October 2013, 15:51 | Protests and conflicts | 

    Activists in Sevastopol Picket Construction of Synagogue

    Activists of Russian organizations in Sevastopol on October 29 picketed near the construction site of a synagogue. The picket was attended by about 100 people, “armed” with flags and banners of different Russian organizations and parties.

  • 29 October 2013, 09:13 | Islam

    Mustafa Dzhemilev: Extremist Islamic Propaganda Has No Place in Crimean Mosques

    Extremist Islamic sects are not characteristic for the Crimean Tatars and their propaganda has no place in the Crimean mosques, Mustafa Dzhemilev said on Saturday at the session of the sixth Kurultay of the Crimean Tatar People.

  • 28 October 2013, 09:19 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    300-Year-Old Mosque Restored in Crimea

    In the village Tokluk, in the Sudak district of Crimea, a 300-year-old mosque has been restored.

  • 25 October 2013, 11:55 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage

    Ukrainian Muslims Return from Hajj

    Yesterday pilgrims, who performed the Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, returned from Saudi Arabia to Ukraine. About 100 pilgrims from Crimea went to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj. Altogether 160 Muslims from Ukraine went to Hajj.

  • 16 October 2013, 10:04 | Scandals, crime | 

    Crimean Mufti Calls on Muslims Not to Be Provoked by Mosque Fires

    The Mufti of the Muslims of Crimea Hajji Emirali Ablaev urges Muslims of the peninsula to remain calm, despite the fires that occurred at two mosques on October 13 and 15, which he believes were acts of arson.

  • 16 October 2013, 09:36 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    International Conference on How to Fight Anti-Semitism Held in Kyiv

    The conference is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the “Beilis Trial” – a show trial of the Kyivan Jew Mendel Beilis, who was tried for ritual murder on false evidence.

  • 15 October 2013, 12:59 | Scandals, crime | 

    Crimean Muslims Say Mosque Deliberately Set on Fire in Crimea

    In Crimea, in Saky, October 13, the central mosque was set on fire. The fire damaged the terrace, the imam’s room, and utility rooms. Fortunately, there were no people in the building at the time.

  • 15 October 2013, 09:10 | Islam | 

    On October 15 Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Adha

    It is a feast of sacrifice, which begins in the morning of the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah of the Muslim lunar calendar and lasts four days. Eid al Adha is the culmination of the Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca): pilgrims perform ritual sacrifices in the valley of Mina in commemoration of the sacrifice of Ibrahim (Abraham).

  • 7 October 2013, 10:05 | Scandals, crime | 

    Crimean Muslim Women’s Conference Stopped in Simferopol

    In Simferopol unknown persons prevented a Crimean Muslim Women’s Conference from being held by stating that there were explosives in the building, which was to hold the event.