IRF - Institute for Religious Freedom, Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukrainian Parliament delayed hearings on draft laws about religious issues
Thursday, 18 May 2017 18:30
Parliament of Ukraine has delayed hearings on the draft laws #4128 and #4511 about religious organizations issues.
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IRF Statement at OSCE Conference on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians
Thursday, 15 December 2016 18:49

Speaking about the current persecution of Christians in Europe, we can again recall the consequences of the Russian aggression against Ukraine over the last 3 years. Also conflicts arise from implementing the concept of equal opportunities, in particular, from the ambiguous interpretation of the concepts of gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
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Christians urge Russia to return the house of prayer to believers in Bakhchisarai of the Crimea
Monday, 12 December 2016 18:24

Evangelical Christians and other believers from Ukraine protested against the actions of the occupational government of Russia in Bakhchisarai city of the Crimea, where the local Pentecostal Church “Voice of Hope” was forbidden to worship in their own building.
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Ukrainian Council of Churches visited soldiers and prayed for peace in Donbas (VIDEO)
Monday, 07 November 2016 18:00

Heads of сhurches and religious organizations visited Kramatorsk, praying for peace in Ukraine, met with soldiers and the relatives of captives. 
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Religious persecution in eastern Ukraine is a consequence of the Russian aggression (VIDEO)
Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:03

Until now numerous temples and places of worship remain under control of the Russian-backed separatists.
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Comments & Analysis

IRF Statement at OSCE Conference on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians

Speaking about the current persecution of Christians in Europe, we can again recall the consequences of the Russian aggression against Ukraine over the last 3 years. Also conflicts arise from implementing the concept of equal opportunities, in particular, from the ambiguous interpretation of the concepts of gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
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Process of live dialogue: Institute for Religious Freedom marks 15 years

For 15 years, the Institute for Religious Freedom has performed an important mission of protecting freedom of conscience and religion in Ukraine and internationally.
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Freedom of thought, conscience and religion in Ukraine — Human Rights Report 2015
Annual Report on Human Rights in Ukraine 2015. Section on freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
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Monitoring

Situation with Religious Freedom in Crimea 2015 – OSCE Mission's Report
Report of the OSCE Human Rights Assessment Mission on Crimea
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International Documents

PACE Resolution 2076 (2015) Freedom of religion and living together in a democratic society
Churches and religious organisations are an integral part of civil society and must, with secular organisations, take part in the life of society. National authorities should take more account of religious communities’ potential to work for dialogue, mutual recognition and solidarity.
 
PACE Recommendation 2080 (2015) Freedom of religion and living together in a democratic society
The Parliamentary Assembly consequently recommends that the Committee of Ministers set up a stable an officially recognised platform for dialogue between the Council of Europe and senior representatives of religions and non-denominational organisations.
 

Maksym Vasin's Blog

'Religious' War in Donbas

Ideologists and producers of the Russian occupation of the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine have artificially built in religious hidden motives in the bloody picture of the events in Donbas. 


   

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