Protestants

  • 5 March 2019, 09:58 | Terrorism | 

    LPR terrorists prepare trial over 82-year-old Protestant pastor

    Today, on March 5, in Luhansk, a “trial” will be held over an 82-year-old Protestant pastor, Anatoliy Tolstenko. The militants presented charges to the clergyman as he was celebrating the Divine Service.

  • 30 January 2019, 12:13 | Interchurch relations | 

    UGCC Patriarch spoke to delegation of German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ukraine

    On January 29, Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Svyatoslav met with the delegation of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ukraine at the patriarchal residence.

  • 24 January 2019, 09:42 | Religion and society | 

    Guide for voting at 2019 elections developed by Evangelical Christian Baptists

    All-Ukrainian Union of Churches of Evangelical Christian Baptists published a guide for Ukrainians Elections-2019: Whom To Choose? The document, signed by the Head of the ACC, Valerii Antoniuk, sets out 5 criteria according to which Christians, as conscious citizens of the country, should make a right choice of candidates for public offices.

  • 23 January 2019, 11:56 | Protestants | 

    Evangelical Churches found civil association All-Ukrainian Council

    On January 22, the Ministry of Justice registered the civic association All-Ukrainian Council. Evangelical Churches, known religious and public figures initiated the foundation of this association, the Institute of Religious Freedom reports.

  • 9 January 2019, 11:45 | Church-state relations | 

    Occupiers liquidate Baptist religious organization in Sevastopol

    Sevastopol City Court upheld the claim by the Ministry of Justice to liquidate the local religious organization Grace, The Church of Evangelical Christians-Baptists and eliminate the data from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Interfax has reported.

  • 20 December 2018, 10:42 | Adventists | 

    Adventists of Ukraine positively assess establishment of OCU and call for strict observance of religious freedom

    “The Seventh-day Adventist Church, a worldwide Christian Church, which brings together more than 20 million people in nearly all countries of the world, takes a positive stance towards all the movements and activities that have served the unification of people, the search for ways of peaceful coexistence and understanding” – this is how the Adventists responded to the creation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 4 December 2018, 13:10 | Lutherans | view video | 

    Episcopal visitor of German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine appointed in Kyiv

    On December 1, the Kyivan Church of St. Catherine held a festive Liturgy on the occasion of the appointment of the episcopal visitor of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine (GELCU) Pavlo Schwartz, the Polish edition of Luteranie reports.

  • 26 October 2018, 13:21 | Freedom of Conscience | view video | 

    First Deputy Head of All-Ukrainian Union of Churches of Evangelical Christians-Baptists: International community must see persecutions of believers in occupied territories

    The international community must get to know that the situation with human rights in terms of freedom of religion in the occupied territories in Eastern Ukraine should not be ignored. Believers are suffering, the churches are being persecuted, and the international community must urge the Russian authorities and Russia's governing occupational administrations to stop these persecutions and to restore freedom of religion in Donbas.

  • 17 October 2018, 16:16 | Lutherans | 

    New head of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine elected

    On October 9, a meeting of the 5th convocation of the Synod of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine took place in Odesa during which representatives of most of the communities expressed distrust and terminated the authority of Bishop Sergey Mashevsky, and elected for a year the Episcopal Visitor in accordance with the Statute of the GELCU.

  • 5 October 2018, 10:00 | International relations | 

    European Baptist Federation representatives meet with Poroshenko after the trip to Donbas

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with representatives of the Council of the European Baptist Federation, who spoke about Russian aggression against the country, the press service of the Head of State reported. It was cited by Segodnya.

  • 4 October 2018, 12:24 | Adventists | 

    Adventists open center for children with special abilities in Ternopil region

    On October 1, 2018, in Kremenets, Ternopil region, the first Society of Parents of Children with Disabilities and their friends Zoria Nadii was solemnly opened. This center appeared thanks to Davyd Andrushchuk, whose parents have long been promoting the idea of ​​establishing such an institution for other specially-abled children in the region, the press service of the Seventh-day Adventists Church said.

  • 27 September 2018, 08:39 | Terrorism | 

    Armed militants attack Baptist House of Prayer in Russian-controlled ‘Luhansk republic’

  • 16 August 2018, 10:21 | Christians of Evangelical Faith | 

    13th Youth Festival of Pentecostal Christians held in Lviv

    “What is your life focused on?” was the question in the focus of the participants of the 13th Youth Festival of Pentecostal Christians, held in the village of Radatiki in Lviv region from July 30 to August 3, 2018, Religion in Ukraine reports citing the website of the Pentecostals of Ukraine.

  • 7 August 2018, 11:13 | Religion and policy | 

    LNR militants disrupt service in Protestant church, arrest pastors

    The militants of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic burst into an assembly of the Good News Church in Alchevsk (temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk region) and arrested pastors. This was written by Fr Peter Dudnik on his Facebook page, according to DonPress.

  • 24 July 2018, 10:19 | Evangelical Christian Baptists | 

    Protestants to prepare All-Ukraine Thanksgiving Day

    On September 23, 2018, the All-Ukrainian Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated in Kyiv, where the blessings of God will be proclaimed, the believers will thank God for His generosity and opportunities they receive, and ask for His kindness and blessings for the future of the State.

  • 21 July 2018, 11:53 | Charity, social service | 

    Baptists dispatch 90 tons of humanitarian aid to Donbas

    In the framework of a regular humanitarian project, which started in July, the faithful of the All-Ukrainian Union of Churches of Evangelical Christian Baptists delivered about 90 tons of cargo to the east of Ukraine. About 20,000 children and adults will be able to receive food and hygiene kits this time.

  • 16 July 2018, 08:01 | Society-digest

    Members of three Texas churches travel to Ukraine to host Bible camps

    24 members from Sand Springs Baptist Church, Thrive Community Church and Old Bethel Baptist Church of Canton travelled to Ukraine to conduct eight Vacation Bible School (VBS) camps, four youth camps with softball activities and one adult VBS.

  • 13 July 2018, 07:26 | Society-digest | 

    2018 annual Baptist World Alliance resolution: enforcement of Lugansk People’s Republic law threatens the futures of 43 Baptist churches in the area

    Advocating for religious liberty in eastern Ukraine, protecting women and girls, and keeping immigrant families together were the focus of resolutions approved by the Baptist World Alliance General Council at the recently ended BWA annual meeting in Zurich, Switzerland.

  • 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.

  • 8 April 2018, 09:38 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Heads of Ukrainian Churches greet faithful on Easter

    On the eve of the Resurrection of Christ according to the Julian calendar, the Primates and hierarchs of the Ukrainian Churches turned to believers and clergy with messages dedicated to this lightsome feast.