Religions & election 2012

  • 28 September 2012, 12:14 | Religion and policy | 

    Priest Running For Parliament Advertizes Himself On Walls of Church

    The senior priest of the Church of St. Peter and Paul of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) who runs for the election in Circuit 212, Fr. Hryhorii Bolshakov advertizes himself on the walls of the church.

  • 26 September 2012, 11:45 | Religion and policy | 

    Archbishop Ihor (Isichenko) Strongly Condemns Participation of Priests in Election Campaign

    Archbishop Ihor Isichenko of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in a special address on the Election-2012 confirmed the firmness of the position of the Kharkiv-Poltava Eparchy as to unacceptability of participation of priests in the election campaign in any form including running for elections or involvement in agitation.

  • 21 September 2012, 11:45 | Religion and policy | 

    Bishop of UGCC Invites Politicians to Roundtable

    In the city of Chortkiv, Ternopil Oblast, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) invited parliamentary candidates to participate in a roundtable discussion “Politics, Personal Morality and Questions of Life and Death of the Ukrainian Nation.”

  • 17 September 2012, 09:57 | Religion and policy | 

    Patriarch Filaret Recommends to Vote for Candidates Defending Ukrainian Language

    Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate stated that his church recommends its parishioners to vote for parties and candidates “defending Ukrainian interests.”

  • 7 September 2012, 12:15 | Religion and policy | 

    Parliamentary Candidates Involve Priests in Agitation in Election Campaign

    A candidate for the Parliament Taras Batenko organized meetings in his support with the participation of priests of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP) and Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC).

  • 6 September 2012, 13:00 | Religion and policy | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav Condemns Selling of Votes

    In an interview to Ukrayinska Pravda, Patriarch Sviatoslav described the election campaign process in Ukraine.

  • 3 September 2012, 10:00 | Editorial | 

    Ukrainian democracy: the role of religious people

    The life of the Ukrainian society, in particular, religious life becomes increasingly politicized. The parliamentary election is to be held on 28 October and the election campaign is at its peak.

  • 3 September 2012, 09:07 | Religion and policy | 

    Bishop Borys (Gudziak): Church Can Contribute to Healthy Political Development

    The Apostolic Exarch for Ukrainian Greek Catholics of France, Switzerland and the Benelux countries, Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Bishop Borys (Gudziak) is convinced that the Church should talk about principles and help people to make a conscious choice.

  • 29 August 2012, 13:29 | Religion and policy | 

    Synod of the UOC-MP prohibits political agitation in churches and calls on faithful to participate in elections

    In the midst of the election campaign, the Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) explained to the clergy and faithful of the Church its position on the parliamentary elections in Ukraine, which will be held on October 28.

  • 23 August 2012, 14:22 | Religion and policy | 

    Patriarch Sviatoslav Calls Priests To Keep Away From Election Campaign

    In anticipation of the election, the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Patriarch Sviatoslav (Shevchuk) warned the priests that none of them has a right to praise anyone except God. He said so during his recent visit to Kolomyia of Ivano-Frankivsk Region.

  • 16 August 2012, 09:14 | Religion and policy | 

    Kyivan Patriarchate Prohibits Its Clergy to Run in Election

    The spokesman of the Kyivan Patriarchate, Archbishop Yevstratii (Zoria), answered the question if UOC-Kyivan Patriarchate supports nomination of its clergymen as candidates.

  • 3 August 2012, 13:13 | Religion and policy | 

    RISU to Monitor Involvement of Religious Organizations in Elections

    The Center for Social Monitoring (CSM) together with the Religious Information Service are launching a project on monitoring information about the involvement of churches, religious organizations, ministers in the election campaign of 2012.