IRF - Institute for Religious Freedom, Kyiv, Ukraine

Council of Churches is ready for strategic partnership with the government of Ukraine (PHOTO)
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 16:23
KYIV – The Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations confirmed their interest in actively participating in solving the social problems and addressing the spiritual and moral health of society by developing a strategic partnership with the government.
Council of Churches condemns separatism and supports the integrity of Ukraine
Monday, 07 April 2014 22:36
KYIV – The Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations has condemned the separatism and supported the integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.
PM Yatsenyuk defended Ukrainian believers from oppression in Russia
Monday, 07 April 2014 15:37
KYIV – Prime-Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized that Ukraine will never accept Russian annexation of Crimea.
Crimea and religious freedom
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 16:20

The right of religious freedom in Crimea is under threat after Russian occupation. In addition to the difficulties with citizenship and relationships with mainland Ukraine, Russian legislation on religion will be a problem for the Crimean people.
Conference of European Churches supported Ukraine in desire of sovereignty and integrity
Monday, 31 March 2014 14:14
The Conference of European Churches wants to ensure that all diplomatic and peaceful means are employed by those in power so that Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are preserved. Some of our leaders in our member churches are doing their utmost to urge their respective governments, the European Union and other multilateral institutions to intensify diplomatic efforts in this regard and ensure a sound democratic process in this time of transition.
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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.
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.
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.


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

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.

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'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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