Society-digest

  • 31 August 2018, 18:24 | Monitoring

    Ukraine’s Beit Chana Institute Opens High School and Master’s Program

    This summer FJC’s International Pedagogic Institute “Beit Chana” in Dnipro, Ukraine is drastically expanding its scope of activity by opening a master’s and a high school program.

  • 29 August 2018, 11:17 | Monitoring

    Moscow, Kyiv in tug-of-war over religious future of Ukraine

    As Kyiv and Moscow clash on the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, a new front has opened up in the religious sphere. Earlier this year Ukrainian’s president launched a campaign to persuade Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, seen by many as the first among equals of Eastern Orthodox leaders, to grant Ukrainian clerics full ecclesiastical independence from the Russian Orthodox Church to which they have been tied for hundreds of years.

  • 28 August 2018, 08:55 | Monitoring

    Russian hackers target pro-Ukrainian religious leaders in Ukraine and internationally

    The Russian hackers indicted by the U.S. special prosecutor last month have spent years trying to steal the private correspondence of some of the world’s most senior Orthodox Christian figures, The Associated Press has found, illustrating the high stakes as Kiev and Moscow wrestle over the religious future of Ukraine.

  • 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.