• 14 December 2016, 11:55 | Reports | 

    Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti about Vatican diplomacy, Ukraine and Syria

    The Vatican’s international relations have their own unique history of diplomacy and influence the course of events. The special status of a mini-state, its uniqueness often allows exerting influence in places and in ways that are inaccessible to secular diplomats.

  • 29 September 2016, 16:42 | Reports | view photo | 

    Ecumenical Social Week in Lviv: Church cannot remain indifferent to problems of IDPs

    The round table themed “Role of the church in addressing problems of IDPs,” held on September 28 IX under the Ecumenical social week

  • 28 March 2016, 11:36 | Reports | 

    Ukraine is the territory that united Muslims and Christians

    On March 24, a round table was held in Odessa on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the visit of a famous Turkish traveler, historian and geographer Evliya Çelebi to southern Ukraine and Crimea.

  • 20 January 2016, 12:00 | Reports | view photo | 

    Parallel childhood: Christmas dinner for Transcarpathian Roma People

    Christian youth organized for young Roma and their families Christmas feast in Transcarpathia. However, it is not a one-time event, but their constant support and socialization.

  • 19 December 2015, 11:44 | Reports | 

    Holocaust Museum to be set up at Chernivtsi cemetery

    The House of Farewell in the Jewish cemetery will be renovated. Germany allocates a part of the funds for this. The museum can start working in three or four years.

  • 19 June 2015, 12:44 | Reports | view photo | 

    Torah and churches of Lemkivshchyna: historical memory drama

  • 23 March 2015, 16:07 | Reports | 

    Jews, Christians and Muslims in Odessa discussed how to unite the country

    Its was organized by the Center for Interfaith and Inter-religious Dialogue “Libertas” of Lviv.

  • 16 February 2015, 12:07 | Reports | view photo | 

    Cardinal Husar: "You cannot make peace with someone who does not want peace."

  • 29 December 2014, 15:08 | Reports | 

    Spiritual wars

    When in winter the blessing was granted from one of the stages of Maidan not only by priests of three Christian denominations, but also by the deputy mufti of Muslims of Crimea and a Jewish rabbi - it seemed a miracle of unity of all religions for the sake of the victory over the common enemy.

  • 8 October 2014, 14:24 | Reports | view photo | 

    Life after ATO. Chaplains’ mission is continued

    Next to them, every day and every minute stay those, who have gained their place anew, without whom soldiers feel grievously – chaplains.

  • 1 October 2014, 12:09 | Reports | view photo | 

    I was beaten because I am Greek Catholic, says Fr. Tikhon Kulbaka, former hostage of Russian terrorists

    On September 30, under the educational project ‘Informatics and Applied Security Center of the city’ in Lviv, Father Tikhon Kulbaka spoke about his captivity, the power of prayer in war, and whether there is interreligious conflict in Donbas.

  • 22 April 2014, 10:08 | Reports | view photo | 

    Conciliar in Christ. History one Easter with the military

    More and more often one can hear talks about interdenominational unity, and these talks have especially intensified on the eve of Easter. But it is worth talking about the true unity that is already beginning to emerge, claiming to become a powerful movement that will bring Ukraine together both in spiritual and patriotic dimensions, rather than about pure reflections. An example of this was the Easter service of the representatives of several denominations who went at night to greet the soldiers at three block posts in Kherson region on the border of the Crimea.

  • 28 March 2014, 15:05 | Reports | 

    SDMU “Ummah” Mufti Said Ismagilov: Ukrainian Muslims Don’t Live Separately in Ghettos, Russian Aggression Unites Us

    Ukrainian Muslims are deeply integrated into society, while our Russian brothers don’t have such freedom. Also there is no talk of a split among the Muslims of Crimea, as Russia alleges, the Mufti of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Ukraine "Ummah" Said Ismagilov said at a meeting at the Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy in Kyiv on March 25. Scholars who attended the meeting asked the mufti to share his thoughts on the events in Crimea and interreligious cooperation in Ukraine.

  • 27 March 2014, 23:40 | Reports | view photo | 

    The east is the east and the west is the west. They both meet in Lviv.

    The students of Lviv (in particular those of the Ukrainian Catholic University), took the initiative to overcome the animosity and ignorance between inhabitants of the east and west of the country by inviting their fellow colleagues from various cities in eastern Ukraine to Lviv.

  • 14 March 2014, 11:10 | Reports | 

    Evangelical Christians on Maidan: ‘Repentance Must Start with President, End with Criminals in Prison’

    On March 10 on the Maidan in Kyiv, heads of Evangelical churches addressed the Ukrainian people. The Evangelical Christians prayed for Ukraine's liberation from enemy forces, from the spirit of division and war.

  • 20 February 2014, 23:33 | Reports | view photo | 

    The Golden-Domed Monastery: The Largest Field Hospital Continues to Save Maidan Activists

    Anyone who is currently in Kyiv is living in captivity, be it information, military, or economic captivity. But the revolution continues, bringing more victims, blood, and suffering. The main field hospital became St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, where around the clock a team of doctors is trying to save the lives of Maidan activists.

  • 4 February 2014, 10:05 | Reports | view photo | 

    A Drop in the Sea: Stories of Ministering on Maidan from the Lutheran Church

    Every day any Maidan participant can go to one of the capitals’ many churches to get not only spiritual care, but also material aid: a place to warm up, eat, and sleep. One of these shelters is the small German Lutheran Church of St. Catherine, located right at the epicenter of events on Lutheran Street.

  • 14 December 2013, 10:39 | Reports | 

    Pastor Ralph Huska: ‘Just Don’t Revert to Violence’

    The evening of December 9, when a clash between protesters and troops of the Interior Ministry was waiting to happen, Ralph Huska, a pastor of St. Catherine's German Lutheran Church on Lutheran Street located in the middle of the events, stood between the rows of troops, not letting blood to spill. He shared his impressions from this event with a RISU reporter after evening prayers in the Lutheran church.

  • 4 December 2013, 11:23 | Reports | view photo | view video | 

    Religious Maidan: Clergy in Defense of Peace and Justice

    Protests in Kyiv go on and the clergy of different denomination are taking part in these events. They have gone beyond the walls of their churches and joined the protesters. Every day of the rally on Maidan priests serve Liturgies, hear the confessions, and just stay with people.

  • 16 October 2013, 14:35 | Reports | view photo | 

    Sixth Ecumenical Social Week: Between Diversity and Unity

    The sixth Ecumenical Social Week (ESW), dedicated to accepting differences and fostering respect in various aspects of human life, was held October 1-5 in Lviv. The ESW has become a traditional autumn event and this year it again gathered Ukrainian and international experts, representatives of the church, civil society, media, politicians, educators, businesspersons, and government officials around current issues and challenges.