Reports

  • 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.

  • 18 September 2013, 08:50 | Reports | view photo | 

    Moral Authorities Explain Why Ukraine Should Chose Europe

    For the second time the initiative group “December 1” gathered at the Lviv Book Forum in order to once again remind people about values and determine the direction of development for the society.

  • 10 September 2013, 08:53 | Reports | view photo | 

    Kyiv Gallery Exhibits Photographs from Rosh Hashanah in Uman

    In Ihor Hayday’s cozy and no less conceptual photo gallery called Camera, which is in the center of the capital, Maksym Dondyuk’s photo exhibit “Uman, Rosh Hashanah” has opened. The photos on display were taken over the course of five years (2008-2012).

  • 30 August 2013, 13:45 | Reports | 

    Baptist Leaders Consider Ukraine Unique from Christian Perspective

    Currently, the Ukrainian capital is host to the International Missionary Forum of Evangelical Christian Baptists, in which are taking part more than three thousand delegates from 30 countries. The main events will take place on August 30-31 at the International Exhibition Center KyivExpoPlaza.

  • 15 July 2013, 17:06 | Reports | 

    The Christian Mission for the Roma in Transcarpathia: A Fishing Rod Instead of a Fish

    To combat the poverty and illiteracy of Roma, social projects have been launched in some camps in Transcarpathia by the Emmanuel Association in cooperation with the international organization Orphan's Promise.

  • 7 May 2013, 21:55 | Reports | 

    The Ukrainian Church in London is a Ukrainian World in the British Capital

    Maybe it sounds unexpected, but the Ukrainian church can be considered a symbol of globalization. In fact, in every country of the world where there is at least a small Ukrainian community, one of the centers of Ukrainian life is the church.

  • 17 April 2013, 19:30 | Reports | view photo | 

    Generation of Underground UGCC Gave Youth Experience in Keeping Faith

  • 2 March 2013, 18:38 | Reports | view photo | 

    Lubomyr Husar: ‘Most expensive gift is all the people who prayed for me’

    Wisdom, humanity, and simplicity – these are the three qualities that were most often used to describe Major Archbishop Lubomyr Husar by guests at his 80th birthday celebration in Kyiv. The former member of the Ukrainian scouting organization Plast, member of the association Obnova, and successor to Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky celebrated his birthday with the youth.

  • 28 January 2013, 09:19 | Reports | view photo | 

    Skiing in Cassocks: Competition for Polish Priests

    On January 26 in Poland, priests and seminarians competed in the Pope John Paul II Cup skiing competition. A RISU correspondent visited the competition, which was held according to the rules of the International Ski Federation.

  • 24 October 2012, 10:36 | Reports | 

    Archbishop Lubomyr (Husar): ‘If the government does not fulfill its obligations, then the society has not the right but the obligation to change it’

    During a meeting with graduate students in the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) master’s program in journalism, Archbishop Lubomyr (Husar) discussed the threat of secularism, the consumerist mindset of Ukrainians, and problems with the church’s involvement in politics in the context of globalization of modern Ukraine. His reflections were recorded by a student of the program, Iryna Naumets.

  • 1 October 2012, 14:37 | Reports | view photo | 

    Igor Schupak: ‘Babi Yar is not a tragedy for the Jews of Ukraine, but a tragedy for Ukraine, Europe, and the whole of humanity’

    Kyiv hosted the International Conference “The historical memory of the war and the Holocaust,” dedicated to the 71st anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy.