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"Success, stability and harmony in Ukraine is important for the entire Euro-Atlantic community”, Ambassador Roman Vashchuk said. He also drew attention to the new challenges that violate stability and prevent dialogue. “We need to pay attention to inter-Orthodox conflicts. There we see certain problems emerge.”
20 October 2015, 13:40 | Church-state relations |
10 August 2015, 15:19 | Authorities Religious Affairs |
The Community Council under the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine strongly condemns political speculations around confessional affiliation of the citizens who became victims of criminal offenses.
26 May 2015, 12:02 | Church-state relations |
Strengthening cooperation of the government with religious organizations is an important component of national security. The international conference, which takes place May 26-27 in Kyiv, addresses these and some other issues of church-state relationship. It has been organized by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, Department for Religions and Nationalities along with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
6 March 2015, 09:30 | Authorities Religious Affairs |
3 December 2014, 12:40 | Authorities Religious Affairs |
Vyacheslav Kyrylenko has been appointed Vice-Prime Minister – Minister of Culture of Ukraine. He will coordinate all humanitarian activities of the Government in this office.
2 December 2014, 10:32 | Church-state relations |
28 November 2014, 17:39 | Authorities Religious Affairs |
On November 26, the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine held a session of the working group for the settlement of ongoing interchurch conflicts.
22 October 2014, 11:48 | Church-state relations |
The Commission for Religious Affairs of the Public Council under the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine analyzed problematic aspects of the practical application of electricity tariffs for religious organizations.
21 July 2014, 09:22 | Authorities Religious Affairs |
In response to the request submitted by the Religious Information Service of Ukraine and the believers, the State Department for Religions and Nationalities to the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine gave explanations about the procedure for making possible amendments and additions to the registered Statute of Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
18 March 2014, 12:56 | Authorities Religious Affairs |
The director of the Department of Religious and Ethnic Affairs of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine Volodymyr Yushkevych March 18 issued a statement regarding the persecution of clerics in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The document calls “to stop the practice of terror and to ensure respect for rights and liberties.”
27 December 2012, 09:55 | Legislation |
The Secretariat of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations AUCCRO) analyzed possible ways to annul the negative alterations made to the Law of Ukraine “On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations.”
12 December 2012, 08:27 | Authorities Religious Affairs
First Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine, the ex-Head of the State Department on Nationalities and Religions, Yurii Bohutskyi reported on changes in the religious network structure in Ukraine.
4 July 2012, 09:41 | Authorities Religious Affairs |
The Ministry of Culture established an Expert Council on Matters of Freedom of Worship and Activity of Religious Organizations with the status of a consultative and advisory body.
13 April 2012, 12:00 | Authorities Religious Affairs |
The Cabinet of Ministers transferred to the State Migration Service the functions and powers dealing with matters of refugees, which had been the responsibility of the liquidated State Committee on Nationalities and Religions.
27 March 2012, 09:21 | Authorities Religious Affairs |
The Public Council of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine elected its leadership, approved its Regulations and set up specialized committees at its session.
2 February 2012, 13:41 | Authorities Religious Affairs |
In order to improve the effective laws in the area of inter-ethnic and inter-denominational relations, the Ministry of Culture prepared alterations to the Law of Ukraine “On the Freedom of Worship and Religious Organizations.”
24 January 2012, 09:56 | Authorities Religious Affairs |
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine transferred the powers of the State Committee on Nationalities and Religions to the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. This was established by the government’s Order 27 "On Questions of Ministry of Culture" of January 18, 2012.
17 October 2011, 17:40 | Authorities Religious Affairs |
The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine approved the structure of its central apparatus which consists of 4 departments and 7 boards.
22 July 2011, 12:05 | Church-state relations |
On July 19 leaders of the denominations of Ukraine held a session of All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (AUCCRO). The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the senior pastor the Union of Free Churches of Christians of Evangelical Faith, Vasyl Raichyntsia, in the Ukrainian Bible House, reports the Institute for Religious Freedom.