Council of Churches is ready for strategic partnership with the government of Ukraine

KYIV – The Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (UCCRO) 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 and ministers

 

The UCCRO meeting was held in the National Sanctuary Sophiya Kyivska on April 3, 2014 and was devoted to the issues of interaction between the religious community and state authorities.  The discussion was chaired by Metropolitan Onufriy, Locum Tenens of the Kyivan Metropolitan cathedra of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), reported the Institute for Religious Freedom. Continue reading

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Council of Churches condemns separatism and supports the integrity of Ukraine

KYIV – The Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (UCCRO) has condemned the separatism and supported the integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.

This is stated in the communique adopted after the session of the UCCRO held on April 3, 2014 in the National Sanctuary Sophia Kyivska, chaired by Metropolitan Onufriy, Locum Tenens of the Kyivan Metropolitan cathedra of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), the Institute for Religious Freedom reported.

The Ukrainian Council of Churches stated unanimously that there is no inter-religious enmity or intolerance between religions in Ukraine. The heads of the churches and religious organizations condemned the provocations and artificial attempts to incite enmity on the grounds of religion, to which some media have resorted. Continue reading