• 25 March 2019, 13:35 | Monitoring

    Ukrainian shtetls make a comeback

    Jewish history comes to life when Hasidic visitors renovate towns and villages emptied of their inhabitants during the Holocaust, in a tourism trend that is no longer only ultra-Orthodox.

  • 22 March 2019, 17:53 | Monitoring

    Sisters of St. Basil Stories Wanted

    Ninety years ago, three Sisters of St. Basil arrived in Philadelphia in response to the Church’s Call to serve the Ukrainian immigrants. Not knowing a word of English, these young Sisters (the oldest was 30-years-old) courageously and joyfully entered the New World to tackle the overwhelming needs of the Ukrainian immigrants. Many immigrant children were orphaned due to the frequent coal mining accidents in Western Pennsylvania. Others had no work because most were uneducated and spoke no English.

  • 18 March 2019, 09:26 | Monitoring

    Luhansk: Baptist Union Churches forced to halt public worship

    Officials of the unrecognised Luhansk People's Republic threatened Baptist Union pastors not to meet for worship, sending "a clear message that they will not tolerate such meetings for worship any more". Officials regard all Protestant churches as "illegal". 82-year-old independent Baptist pastor Anatoly Tolstenko faces court on 21 March.

  • 15 March 2019, 17:08 | Monitoring

    World Hijab Day celebration in Zaporizhzhya: Ukrainian traditions, call to counter xenophobia

    The Muslimahs from Safia Social Organisation, supported by Ukrainian Muslimahs League, held the World Hijab Day celebration in Zaporizhzhya. This Day calls to pay attention for the discrimination cases the Muslim women sometimes face due to their following the religious precepts of dress code.

  • 13 March 2019, 23:45 | Monitoring

    The Jews of Donetsk still living in the midst of Ukraine's ongoing armed conflict

    Keeping Jewish life alive is a daily struggle for the local community of 3,000 in a city held by pro-Russian militants

  • 12 March 2019, 17:11 | Monitoring

    Ukraine prelate says Eastern take on abuse shaped by war, persecution

    ROME - When representatives of Eastern Churches join a three-day anti-abuse summit convened by Pope Francis at the Vatican, many will bring with them the experience of living with war or violent persecution, traumas one leading Greek Catholic Bishop says increase the risk for abuse.

  • 8 March 2019, 08:31 | Monitoring

    'God opened up America' -- How faith united Ukrainian immigrants

    Nearing the end of the nineteenth century, the steady trickle of eastern Europeans making their way to America turned into a full-on rush of eager immigrants seeking a new life abroad. While individual Ukrainians had come to the United States and the Dakota territories years earlier, the first mass wave immigrated to the Dakotas in the late 1880s.

  • 6 March 2019, 23:21 | Monitoring

    In War-torn Donbas, Slavic Gospel Association Steps In

    Eastern Ukraine. Gas lines have been cut and people have no heat. Slavic Gospel Association is combating this by providing aid to the local Bible-believing Church through Operation Winter Warmth.

  • 4 March 2019, 20:35 | Monitoring

    As measles crisis grows, Ukraine turns to priests and vaccination teams

    At a recent meeting with priests in the western city of Lviv, paediatrician Kateryna Bulavinova pleaded with the clergy to help halt a worsening measles crisis in Ukraine. Addressing a dozen priests at a Lviv seminary, Bulavinova urged them to lead by example by getting themselves and their children vaccinated.

  • 1 March 2019, 11:08 | Monitoring

    60 delegates from Ukraine visit North Melbourne Cathedral

    On Sunday 24th February 2019 North Melbourne Cathedral Parish hosts 60 delegates from Ukraine, from the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), celebrating and praying together at the 9.30 am Divine Liturgy.

  • 28 February 2019, 07:22 | Monitoring

    Facts about anti-Semitism in Ukraine that Russia doesn’t want know

    There have been no acts of anti-Semitic violence in Ukraine over the last two years and relatively little anti-Semitic vandalism. This lack of news would not be worth reporting if it wasn’t for the constant claims that the opposite is true, as well as evidence that paid provocateurs have been used to simulate hate crimes.

  • 25 February 2019, 11:32 | Monitoring

    Zaporizhzhia Muslims Feed Homeless Along With Red Cross

    This was the first joint charity event of Zaporizhzhia Muslims with the local branch of Red Cross.

  • 23 February 2019, 07:46 | Monitoring

    Tennessee Guardsmen celebrate traditional religious holiday in Ukraine

    Despite below freezing temperatures, Soldiers from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment out of the Tennessee Army National Guard celebrated the religious holiday, Epiphany, with Ukrainian locals, here, Jan. 19.

  • 21 February 2019, 06:00 | Monitoring

    Paris-based Ukrainian Catholic bishop to head U.S. archeparchy

    Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Borys Gudziak of the Paris-based Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Volodymyr the Great, to be the seventh metropolitan-archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

  • 18 February 2019, 20:16 | Monitoring

    'It's beautiful to be Ukrainian': Manitobans ring in Orthodox Christmas with host of traditions

    Andriy Michalchyshyn, who plays in local Ukrainian folk-punk band, Zrada, celebrates by gathering with his family to eat 12 meatless dishes, which represent the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ.

  • 18 February 2019, 15:20 | Society-digest | 

    To lead by listening to the Lord and my brothers and sisters

    Interview with Bishop Borys Gudziak. We asked him to describe his reactions to the nomination, summarize the years of his service in the Paris Eparchy, and articulate his hopes and dreams for a new mission in the land of his birth.

  • 15 February 2019, 15:11 | Monitoring

    Ukraine: More than a new pair of shoes

    I have always had a special love and passion for children. When I first heard about a mission trip to Ukraine, I immediately felt called to go. I saw no better way to spend my Christmas break than to share Jesus with orphans.

  • 13 February 2019, 11:58 | Monitoring

    How 'Pope for Ukraine' aims to help displaced families

    Pope for Ukraine is a Vatican initiative that aims to collaborate with non-Catholic entities to respond to the emergency humanitarian situation amid conflict in eastern Ukraine.

  • 12 February 2019, 14:43 | Monitoring

    Sign Petition: Ten Theses for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    On the eve of the enthronement of Metropolitan Epiphanius (February 3, 2019), an initiative group of priests and laity from the Orthodox Church of Ukraine published a document with proposals for an agenda for the newly created autocephalous Church, which would help it to perform its vocation better in the present circumstances.

  • 9 February 2019, 18:55 | Monitoring

    Mennonite witness amid suffering and hope in Ukraine

    In a region of Ukraine that thousands of Mennonites left generations ago, two dozen of today’s Mennonite leaders from across Europe gathered for three days of fellowship in October. Hosted by Ukrainian leaders from Mennonite Brethren churches, meetings in the city of Zaporizhzhia included participants from Portugal, Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Lithuania and Ukraine.