Society-digest

  • 27 August 2018, 08:32 | Monitoring

    19th century Drohobych synagogue where Israel's sixth Prime Minister was married, is renovated

    An edifice of a 19th century Ukrainian synagogue, known as the largest synagogue in Eastern Europe in Drohobych, recently underwent a series of renovations at a cost of approximately $1 million donated by a Russian oligarch of Jewish origin.

  • 24 August 2018, 08:34 | Monitoring

    Ukrainian war veteran cyclists greeted by Ukrainian Orthodox communities in US Midwest

    Members of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral – Kyivan Patriarchate in Bloomingdale, Ill., and members of the Ukrainian Genocide Famine Foundation-U.S.A. Inc., gathered on Sunday, July 22, to welcome Consul Yevgeniy Drobot from the Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago and four members of the Chumak Way – Cycle U.S. & Canada for Peace team consisting of Ukrainian war veterans and members of ATO: Kostiantyn Samchuk, Yaroslav Matviichuk, Olya Akhmedova and Serhii Konoval.

  • 22 August 2018, 10:54 | Monitoring

    Head of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church: Catholics in best position to fight “fake news”

    The war in eastern Ukraine is a forgotten war and a conflict in which “fake news” is a key weapon, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church said on a visit to the United States this week. But the worldwide Catholic community has a special ability to discern the truth in the situation.

  • 20 August 2018, 18:00 | Monitoring

    Tatar Muslims face increasing intimidation in Crimea

    The Crimean Tatars have historically faced persecution firstly under the Russian Empire then under the Soviets. Now back under Russian control there are reports of increasing persecution.

  • 19 August 2018, 11:11 | Monitoring

    Statement of the Permanent Conference of Ukrainian Orthodox Bishops Beyond the Borders of Ukraine on the 27th Anniversary of Ukraine's Independence

    We greet our beloved clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church beyond the borders of Ukraine and all the faithful in Ukraine at the celebration of the twenty-seventh anniversary of Ukraine’s declaration of independence from the failed Soviet empire – accomplished without the shed of blood and with great hope in a future of boundless growth and hope.

  • 17 August 2018, 13:28 | Monitoring

    Learning to 'love your enemy' in a Soviet labor camp

    “I can honestly say that the labor camp was the best place to understand what ‘love your enemy’ really means,” said Myroslav Marynovych of the Ukrainian Catholic who spent seven years in a Soviet gulag in the Perm region of Russia.

  • 14 August 2018, 15:42 | Society-digest | 

    Sviatoslav Shevchuk: From Soviet soldier to world religious leader

    Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church brings multifaceted experience to project of evangelization.

  • 13 August 2018, 12:18 | Society-digest | 

    Who among the patriarchs will benefit the Ukrainian Orthodox Church?

    The question of granting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Tomos of autocephaly suited to intermediate finish.

  • 13 August 2018, 09:27 | Monitoring

    If the UOC were detached from Moscow, it would no longer be clear that the ROC could claim the greatest number of Orthodox believers

    If you care about ecumenism—if you care about the restoration of Christian unity—you should be aware of a current dispute about the status of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Most Catholic Americans, I realize, rarely pay attention to the debates among the world’s Orthodox believers. Those debates are constant, and we Catholics have enough problems of our own. But the future of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church could have enormous implications for the cause of Christian unity.

  • 10 August 2018, 10:02 | Monitoring

    Samaritan’s Purse beneficiary left Ukraine for USA, but her Christmas gift still brings joy to young girls there

    The gift in the shoebox was a Barbie doll. This particular Barbie traveled all the way from the United States to the Ukraine in a special gift shoebox to reach the hands and heart of a little girl living in Kyiv named Nadia Karnatova.

  • 8 August 2018, 18:16 | Monitoring

    DONBAS: Luhansk: Armed raids, worship bans, fines

    Armed men – often from the State Security Ministry or police of the self-declared Luhansk People's Republic – often raid religious communities, halt worship meetings and seize religious literature. Courts hand down fines of several weeks' average wages to punish "illegal" worship meetings. A further ban on unapproved worship is imminent.

  • 6 August 2018, 08:12 | Monitoring

    Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation gets access to potential Roman Catholic supporters on the West Coast

    Each summer since 2011, the Napa Institute has served as an important gathering place for American Catholic leaders seeking to develop new strategies and to discuss critical challenges facing the Church and its faithful. In past years, featured speakers have included Cardinals Timothy Dolan and Christoph Schonborn, papal biographer George Weigel, and presidential contenders Rick Santorum and Carly Fiorina.

  • 4 August 2018, 10:29 | Monitoring

    Bishop Peter Stasiuk of Melbourne: Soviet Persecution of Christianity

    One of the most sustained attacks on Christianity in history started with the Russian Revolution (1917) and continued until the collapse of the Soviet regime in 1991, – writes Bishop Peter Stasiuk in Church and Life.

  • 1 August 2018, 08:52 | Monitoring

    St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Church in Brampton, Ontario recognized by 2018 North American Copper in Architecture award

    Fifteen projects across Canada and the United States were recognized for outstanding application of architectural copper and copper alloys at the 2018 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards, presented by the Copper Development Association (CDA) and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA). The awards program celebrated a range of building types, including educational facilities, government buildings, and religious structures.

  • 30 July 2018, 10:25 | Monitoring

    Saskatoon hosting Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada's 100 year anniversary

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada on Monday July 23rd launched its year-long celebration of its 100th anniversary in the place where it was founded, at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Saskatoon.

  • 29 July 2018, 21:54 | Society-digest | 

    Asian American evangelicals, Eastern Catholics, and the question of uniatism

    The model minority is the racial version of uniatism. On its face, the mythos of the model minority is about the success of racial minorities, usually Asian Americans in current discourse, but also African Americans, Native Americans, and Latinx Americans too, if one were to be honest about what folks from Samuel Chapman Armstrong to Booker T. Washington to Richard Rodriguez have been about.

  • 29 July 2018, 21:46 | Kaleidoscope-digest | view photo | 

    Cathedral ‘built on perogies’ embraces its heritage

    Three Ukrainian iconographers have written elaborate new icons on the dome and ceiling of Holy Eucharist Cathedral. The works, officially unveiled July 14, reveal the community’s emphasis on a return to its roots.

  • 27 July 2018, 11:13 | Monitoring

    Like the Dreyfus Affair: innocent Jew released from prison in Ukraine

    A tragic story has come to a happy conclusion. Israel Repkin, a Jewish Ukrainian who had been imprisoned for years on false charges of attacking an elderly woman, was released from confinement recently. He won his release because the central witness in his case admitted to lying and framing Repkin after having been badly mistreated by the government.

  • 26 July 2018, 11:03 | Society-digest | 

    Georgian Orthodox Church: Whither the foreign policy role?

    Whether the GOC calls Russia’s bluff about potential effects of Ukraine’s autocephaly on worldwide Orthodoxy and against the pressure recognizes Ukraine’s religious autonomy will show the extent to which GOC is influenced by Georgia’s occupier state.

  • 25 July 2018, 10:38 | Monitoring

    Poland's Christian Migrants

    Poland’s government, along with much of Polish society, is in fact pro-immigration. What is true is that Poland eschews the policies of Western European multiculturalism—by encouraging immigration selectively, from countries with similar cultural values.