IRF - Institute for Religious Freedom, Kyiv, Ukraine

Evangelical Churches want to hear from candidates for presidential post about freedom of religion
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 21:49
KYIV – The Council of Representatives of Evangelical Protestant Churches of Ukraine is considered it to be important that the candidates for President of Ukraine in their election programs not to avoid the protection of moral values in society and freedom of religion.
Human rights activists have noticed negative tendency with religious freedom in 2013
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 13:25
KYIV – The situation in the sphere of assurance of the freedom of thought, conscience, and religion hasn’t changed much, although there have been negative tendencies towards increasing government regulation and restriction of religious freedom in Ukraine.
Ministry of Health resumes cooperation with the Ukrainian Council of Churches
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 12:09
KYIV – “Health, Church, and society have always gone together. Morally sick society requires our joint efforts: doctors who treat the body, and priests who heal the soul," claimed recently appointed head of the Ministry of Health Oleh Musiy.
2013 was unfavorable for religious activity in Ukraine – statistics
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 17:11
KYIV – During 2013 the network of religious organizations grew insignificantly, only 0.5% comparing to the previous year.
Religious map of Crimea – infographics
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 17:08
There’s actually a wide variety of religions and different denominations present on the Crimean peninsula, which is explained by the high level of religious freedom all over Ukraine.
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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.

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. 


IRF Report

Report “Religious freedom at gunpoint"

Russian terror in the occupied territories of eastern Ukraine.

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