IRF - Institute for Religious Freedom, Kyiv, Ukraine

Delegation from Ukraine visited the National Prayer Breakfast with the U.S. President
Thursday, 12 February 2015 22:34
Washington, D.C. – The 63th National Prayer Breakfast, which was attended by about 3 thousand guests from around the world, including Ukraine, took place on February 6, 2015.
Washington focused on religious persecution in occupied territories of Ukraine
Monday, 09 February 2015 11:58
USA – On the eve of the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. there was held a roundtable discussion in the building of Congress on the topic of religious persecution in the occupied territories of Ukraine.
Defense Ministry initiated the chaplaincy service in Armed forces of Ukraine
Friday, 06 February 2015 14:28
KYIV – The Defense Ministry of Ukraine approved the Regulations on military clergymen (chaplaincy service) in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Donbas and Crimea: new challenges for religious freedom in 2014
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 12:31
From the very beginning to year of 2014 the Ukrainian society faced extraordinary trials that also affected religious freedom.
Pastor Sergiy Litovchenko was released from captivity of armed separatists in eastern Ukraine
Friday, 17 October 2014 23:11
Donetsk region. On Thursday, October 16, 2014 it became known about the release of Sergiy Litovchenko, a pastor of the local Seventh-day Adventist Church in Gorlivka, city near Donetsk in the eastern Ukraine.
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Terror in occupied territories of eastern Ukraine: IRF published the facts of religious persecutions
The Institute for Religious Freedom has presented the Report “Religious freedom at gunpoint: Russian terror in the occupied territories of eastern Ukraine.”
Brochure about the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (2016)
The Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (UCCRO) was established in December 1996 as an interfaith institution, aiming to unite the efforts of various denominations to focus on the spiritual revival of Ukraine, coordination of interfaith dialogue in Ukraine and abroad, participation in a legislative process on church-state issues, and the implementation of comprehensive charitable actions.

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.


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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