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  • 23 November 2016, 13:25 | James Siemens' column | 

    A Church on the Ebb

    When I have been to L’viv, for example (and I am well aware that L’viv is not the whole of Ukraine!), I have been overwhelmed with a sense that the Church is alive and active among the people.

  • 18 November 2016, 14:19 | Tetiana Derkach's column | 

    No trifles of oligarchical-hierarchical life

    So, Novinsky has become involved in the extraordinary scandal that Prosecutor General’s Office qualifies as complicity in criminal offense aimed at removing the already late Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Volodymyr from the Metropolitan throne in favor of another hierarch.

  • 6 November 2016, 16:54 | Andrew Sorokowski's column | 

    Has the Orthodox “Symphony” Reached its Coda?

    …compared to the modern state and political institutions, religion is better suited to using the new means of instantaneous global communication…

  • 24 October 2016, 13:36 | James Siemens' column

    Church or Ethnic Chaplaincy? The Dangers of Phyletism

    The history of the Ukrainian Church in Wales is of a number of Ukrainian men who took work here after the Second World War, married, and had children.

  • 12 October 2016, 14:51 | Michael Cherenkov's column | 

    Evangelical Protestants of Eurasia: active mission under limited freedom

    At the backdrop of major events and processes in Eurasia’s religious life, the situation of religious minorities seems indicative, perhaps the most vulnerable of them being Protestants.

  • 3 October 2016, 17:32 | Andrew Sorokowski's column | 

    “Holy Wisdom”, the Universe, and the University

    Every true university should offer a coherent, holistic conception of truth.

  • 22 September 2016, 18:28 | James Siemens' column | 

    Act of Communion, Act of Will

    I, myself, am an Orthodox Christian who has chosen to live in communion with Rome. I made this choice because I believe the Roman See to be a mark of unity and safeguard for orthodoxy.

  • 3 September 2016, 18:46 | Andrew Sorokowski's column | 

    Equal rites?

    The old conflict between Byzantinists and Occidentalists remains alive. Although it is potentially damaging, it does offer an opportunity to examine issues that the Church must sooner or later confront.

  • 18 August 2016, 10:43 | Interview | view photo | 

    Greek Catholic community in New Zealand: most parishioners are immigrants from eastern Ukraine

    After the Second World War a large number of Ukrainian citizens who had justified fears of the Soviet Union and its regime, were leaving not only for the United States or Canada, but also for New Zealand. Then the Ukrainian community consisted of about three thousand people.

  • 3 August 2016, 13:17 | Andrew Sorokowski's column | 

    1946 Does Not Equal 1596

    Brest represents an important chapter in Ukraine’s European aspirations. The pseudo-synod of L’viv, on the other hand, represents Moscow’s attempt to draw Ukraine back from European civilization.

  • 1 August 2016, 11:47 | Interview | view photo | 

    Archbishop Job (Getcha) of Telmessos: “Ukraine is the canonical territory of the Church of Constantinople”

    Archbishop Job (Getcha) of Telmessos, representative of the Patriarch of Constantinople, gave direct answers to direct questions: what will happen to the Churches which did not participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council, what is the destiny of eschatological marginal currents, why the issue of autocephaly was blocked, and if the Orthodox Ukrainians may hope for autocephaly.

  • 8 July 2016, 14:00 | Interview | view photo | 

    Process of live dialogue: Institute for Religious Freedom marks 15 years

    Protecting the human right to freedom of religion is not a common business. It requires constant attention and activity due to various challenges and threats. For 15 consecutive years, the Institute for Religious Freedom has performed an important mission of protecting freedom of conscience and religion in Ukraine and internationally.

  • 6 July 2016, 13:34 | Andrew Sorokowski's column | 

    Orthodoxy after Crexit

    …the Council, for all its flaws, has shown that the Orthodox communion can function without Moscow and her satellites. The good news for Ukraine is that “Orthodoxy without Moscow” can undertake a sober and serious consideration of Ukraine’s bid for unity and autocephaly.

  • 6 July 2016, 13:14 | Interview | 

    We are striving to develop a universal model of religion-state relationship

    RISU interviewed Andriy Yurash, Chair of the Department for Religions and Nationalities Ministry of Culture of Ukraine to shed light to some of the reforms.

  • 10 June 2016, 11:13 | Open theme | 

    Protecting Christian values in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond

    Humanity needs leaders to pull itself out of global governance’s highway and discover the narrow path that leads back to the Father of all. Is it not humanity’s deepest aspiration today to return to reality, to truth, beauty, happiness, love - to return to our loving Father?

  • 6 June 2016, 08:11 | Andrew Sorokowski's column | 

    Kyiv’s Sacred Geography

    It was [the] unity of all those who believe in God that raised the Maidan from a merely political protest to a true “revolution of dignity.”

  • 4 May 2016, 15:57 | Andrew Sorokowski's column | 

    Celebrity Celebrations

    It was the genius of the Communists not to make a direct assault on what they opposed, but to subvert it through trivialization…. one of Communism’s proudest achievements in Ukraine… stands triumphant.

  • 12 April 2016, 09:55 | Analysis | 

    Religious network of Ukraine: analysis of dynamics at the beginning of 2016

    In Ukraine, as of January 1, 2016, the religious network is represented by 35,709 [i] institutions of religious organizations.

  • 6 April 2016, 09:51 | Interview | 

    Nuncio Gugerotti on Pope’s gesture towards Ukraine: “To be beside Ukrainians”

    This aid is obviously intended to all those who suffer from violence in the East , both to those who remained in those areas and those who left and were forced to move to the government-controlled areas.

  • 4 April 2016, 18:37 | Andrew Sorokowski's column | 

    The Contradiction of Secular Liberalism

    A secular society is no guarantee of LGBT rights….as secularism is enforced, liberalism vanishes.