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  • 21 October 2019, 12:48 | Society-digest | 

    Ukrainian autocephaly and the Moscow Patriarchate

    How Russia’s religious hierarchs reject the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

  • 30 September 2019, 15:01 | Society-digest | 

    Russia drives out last congregation of Ukraine church from Crimea

    Persecution against the last remaining major congregation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine in Russian-occupied Crimea has escalated, with the church closing its doors on Sept. 23, following a local court ruling that it must leave its cathedral.

  • 24 September 2019, 12:41 | Society-digest | 

    Moscow Patriarchate prefers enmity and unfair accusations

    Speech at the OSCE Conference in Warsaw

  • 9 September 2019, 22:19 | Society-digest | 

    Father Richard Soo: Is the church in Canada a sanctuary or target?

    As a priest, I’ve always felt safe in Canada — until one Sunday in August when our prayer meeting was surrounded by pro-Beijing protesters. We saw their big Communist flags going around the church and parking lot. It was a shock and it was scary. A journalist was surrounded, photographed and told they would upload her photo and get everyone to harass her.

  • 3 September 2019, 13:22 | Society-digest | 

    The bright and dark sides of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church

    After 27 years of independence state-building process in Ukraine is still underway. However, despite the flaws of the reforming process, one could argue that there are several positive signs of improvement since the Revolution of Dignity – Association Agreement with the European Union; fighting against corruption; decentralization, etc.

  • 29 August 2019, 13:18 | Society-digest | view photo | 

    After 100-year battle, Ukraine wins independent church finally in 2019

    This year, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church broke away from Russia, 27 years after Ukraine won independence.

  • 26 August 2019, 16:34 | Monitoring

    In Lviv, a modest apartment is a shrine to the faith of martyrs

    The cobblestone streets of Lviv in Western Ukraine are quaint, but if one has to walk through them on a rainy day, it’s a challenge to keep one’s feet dry. The ages have made the stones uneven, and puddles form in the most inconvenient places. But because the old part of Lviv is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the cobblestone streets, which date from when this area was part of the Habsburg Empire, cannot be modified.

  • 22 August 2019, 14:21 | Monitoring

    I would entrust my own grandchildren to these volunteers in various fields of need

    Ten years of charitable work at St. John’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Newark have taught us many things, but most of all they have taught us to develop a close relationship with the volunteers that we work with, be they here in the United States or overseas. Close interaction gives rise to understanding and deep respect. I coordinate the St. John’s volunteer projects and periodically travel to Ukraine to visit those who help put into motion the dreams that we have for helping the less fortunate in Ukraine.

  • 15 August 2019, 12:03 | Society-digest | 

    Resolution on Ukrainian citizens illegally detained on the territory of the Russian Federation and in the occupied Crimea and Donbas

    As a result of Russian Federation occupying the Crimea and starting the war in Donbas several hundreds of people were imprisoned, mostly because of their public nonviolent activities.

  • 11 August 2019, 13:22 | Society-digest | 

    Proactive tolerance as a way to peace

    A Christian Social Ethical Definition of Tolerance as a conceptual basis for the project “Tolerance at the Borders of Europe – the Ukrainian Dimension”

  • 9 August 2019, 14:25 | Monitoring

    In MCC’s Ukraine story, hope rises from disaster

    Mennonite Central Committee wasn’t meant to last 100 years. In the beginning, it was, in fact, a committee, with a specific task — to save the lives of starving Mennonites in Ukraine.

  • 7 August 2019, 18:58 | Monitoring

    Ukrainian Greek-Catholic delegation visits communities in Israel

    The Ukrainian Cultural Center in Israel recently presented an evening dedicated to the memory of the prominent Ukrainian public and Church figure Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky (1865-1944).

  • 5 August 2019, 16:17 | Monitoring

    Falun Dafa Practitioners Share Spiritual Tradition Persecuted in China with Ukraine Locals

    Practitioners of Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, from various countries gathered in the center of Kyiv, Ukraine to share the beauty of the practice and present traditional Chinese culture to locals.

  • 2 August 2019, 15:55 | Monitoring

    College started in 1947 near Philadelphia by three Ukrainian nuns wants to forge new links with the old country

    JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania — A college that was started by Ukrainian nuns in 1947 to cater for post-war Ukrainian women refugees has grown into one of the most praised multicultural, coeducational colleges near Philadelphia, a city of 1.6 million people which prides itself on having one of the highest numbers of prestigious educational establishments in the U.S.

  • 31 July 2019, 14:30 | Monitoring

    Hospital chaplain, a deacon of UOC, wins award from New York State's largest health care system, largest employer

    SOUTH BOUND BROOK, N.J. – Deacon Adrian Mazur, a 2014 master’s of divinity graduate of St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Theological Seminary of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A., won a Northwell Health President’s Award in the category of Exceptional Patient/Customer Experience.

  • 29 July 2019, 21:15 | Monitoring

    Understanding Ukraine’s Jewish President

    He plays down his ethnic roots, stressing national and political identities instead.

  • 26 July 2019, 18:04 | Monitoring

    Teachers and Students from Ukrainian Theological Schools Received by the Ecumenical Patriarch

    They participated in a Training Program of the Academy of Theological Studies of Dimitriados and Almyros

  • 24 July 2019, 08:59 | Monitoring

    While on a learning tour in Ukraine, Mennonite Central Committee boards approve five-year strategic plan

    Mennonite Central Committee has a loyal constituency, but its leaders don’t take the support for granted. “We can no longer assume Mennonite churches are familiar with MCC,” said board member Robert Enns of Calgary, Alta. “There are a lot of churches where MCC is just another organization out there.”

  • 22 July 2019, 19:10 | Monitoring

    Vatican Prefect visits Eastern-Rite Churches in United States

    Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, the Prefect for the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, was in the United States last month, visiting some of the numerous Eparchies (Dioceses) and Eastern Catholic Communities spread throughout the country. The first stage of Cardinal Sandri’s visit began in the city of Chicago, the seat of both a Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy and a Syro-Malabar Diocese. On Friday, the Prefect met with members of the Ukrainian Eparchy of St Nicholas of Chicago, including the Bishop, Venedykt Aleksiychuk. He also visited the Cathedral, as well as the parish of Sts Volodymyr and Olha.

  • 19 July 2019, 20:58 | Monitoring

    Jehovah’ Witnesses in Ukraine hosted a series of Bible exhibitions

    The exhibition was hosted by several cities in Ukraine, including Lviv, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Dnipro, and Odesa. Before each of the exhibitions, printed and video invitations were sent out to deaf and hard-of-hearing people. The Ukraine branch of the Public Information Desk also sent out invitations to the media, educators as well as state officials.