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The RISU correspondent spoke with Victor Yelenskyy, the head of the subcommittee on freedom of conscience and church-state relations of the Parliamentary Committee on Culture and Spirituality, on major religious events and processes in 2016.
31 March 2016, 20:02 | Viktor Yelenskyi's column |
The Ukrainian Parliament registered draft law No.4128, which regulates the procedure of changing the affiliation with particular religious centers by religious communities.
30 December 2015, 12:40 | Interview |
Renowned sociologist of religion and Ph.D., MP, President of the Ukrainian Association of Religious Freedom Victor Yelenskyy spoke with RISU to trace the latest religious and social events and be able to draw conclusions for the future.
31 January 2014, 09:28 | Interview |
Interview with leading Ukrainian religious studies expert and President of the Ukrainian Association of Religious Freedom Viktor Yelensky
13 January 2014, 16:31 | Church-state relations |
The government is trying to intimidate the clergy and the faithful, believes Vikor Yelenskyy, a professor of philosophy at the Ukrainian Catholic University, referring to the Ministry of Culture’s letter to the leadership of the UGCC.
26 July 2013, 15:00 | Interview |
Interview with Viktor Yelensky about the particularities of the state celebration of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Kyivan Rus
13 September 2012, 14:02 | Writer's columns |
The ranking of the most influential people is much more subjective than the ranking of, say, rich people. Influence cannot always be measured in money nor can it be tied to a step in the hierarchical ladder – in the ranking of the one hundred most influential Ukrainians by the magazine Korrespondent rich people sometimes are outranked by less rich people, and a minister may be outranked by a vice prime minister.
22 March 2012, 09:20 | Viktor Yelenskyi's column |
The reasons of the rather unique “research focus” become clear very quickly – as soon as the survey authors begin asking questions about ownership, which they have carefully saved to the end.
4 May 2011, 16:46 | Viktor Yelenskyi's column |
Out of all that was written or said about religion, society, and the state in April, I was personally most blown away by the Ukrainian president’s annual address to the Verkhovna Rada “Modernization of the Country: Our Strategic Choice.
1 April 2011, 17:36 | Viktor Yelenskyi's column |
During the enthronement of the newly elected head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church it is likely that the same thing occurred to many of the guests. When Bishop Sviatoslav reaches the age at which his predecessor asked the pope to accept his resignation, the 21st century will be at its zenith and the world will be different.
1 March 2011, 14:49 | Analysis |
The beginning of the third millennium of the year of our Lord (like the beginning of the second millennium) was preceded by the failure of doomsday prophecies that on the eve of 2000 proliferated at an impressive rate.
5 November 2010, 10:19 | Comments |
Indisputably, the details of this doctrine, which appear more and more clear, are capable of causing the turmoil of theologians and the indulgent smiles of experts in humanities and social sciences. The doctrine can be thoroughly criticized, and in the year since the last council, it has been done repeatedly.
2 November 2010, 10:49 | Viktor Yelenskyi's column |
This October’s increased political parties’ interest in priests, on whom it depends to embellish the lists of candidates to city council, was widely covered by the media. The enthusiasm of the servants of various churches who in large numbers sought authority was also explained.
4 October 2010, 11:15 | Viktor Yelenskyi's column |
The world’s great religions are calling for peace and condemn violence, but in modern encyclopedias and dictionaries, in studies by the famous expert in conflictology David Rapoport, “religion and peace” is mentioned about five times less than “religion and war.”
7 September 2010, 15:56 | Viktor Yelenskyi's column |
The main national holiday of every country is the collection of symbols and rituals that bring together the country and fill its citizens with pride for their glorious homeland. But nowhere, except maybe for the countries with apartheid, does the national holiday divide its citizens.
3 August 2010, 09:35 | Viktor Yelenskyi's column |
Why did the media – not only Ukrainian and Russian for that matter – show such an interest in this year’s visit of Patriarch Kirill to Ukraine? I think because the patriarch hit the most sensitive nerves of Ukrainian self-realization and self-recognition.
9 July 2010, 12:07 | Viktor Yelenskyi's column |
Spending the end of June in Kyiv, the head of the Synodal Department for Relations Between the Church and Society of the Moscow Patriarchate Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin met with deputies of the Supreme Council of Ukraine from the Party of Regions and the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc. During the meeting Fr. Vsevolod noted that “…in the countries of the CIS, more and more the model of legislation on religion, typical for most European countries, is consolidating, and it foresees selective support by the society and state of one or more religious communities that play a role in the life of a country.”
2 June 2010, 13:55 | Viktor Yelenskyi's column |
Even in the eventful religious-social life of May, the ban to wear traditional Muslim women’s clothes in public places in Belgium and the intention to pass such a ban in France stands out.
26 April 2010, 17:31 | Viktor Yelenskyi's column |
The uneasiness that stirred inside many religious environments of Ukraine since the announcement of the results of the presidential elections, after the Kharkiv pact developed into despair.
30 March 2010, 13:25 | Viktor Yelenskyi's column |
Literally in the last few days I came across two recently defended dissertations about the “laicization of Christianity” and “secularization of all sides of the social life of modern Ukraine.”