Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of the Crimea condemns Supreme Court ruling on Soborna Mosque

The Directorate is convinced that the ruling will lead to a new string of court hearings dragging out the process of compelling the Simferopol City Council to conclude a lease agreement for land on which to build an Assembly [Soborna] Mosque | detail

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Donetsk bodies of local self-government once again obstruct religious communities

Officials of the Executive Committee of the Donetsk City Council are putting obstacles in the way of believers holding a peaceful gathering on 1 June | detail

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Let’s build our places of worship together!

It is not only Muslims who experience difficulties in the Crimea, with Simferopol parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the Kyiv Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church encountering no less problems | detail

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Possible breakthrough in finding those who desecrated a Crimean Muslim Cemetery

In a shocking attack just over a month ago, all 220 gravestones in the central Muslim cemetery of the Nizhnyohirske settlement in the Crimea were destroyed | detail

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Jewish community outrage over attack on Muslim cemetery

The Federation of Jewish Communities in Ukraine extends its deep sympathy to the Muslims of the Crimea, especially to those people whose relatives are buried in the graveyard of the Nizhnyohirske Settlemen | detail

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Muslim graves desecrated

Members of the Muslim community in the Crimean Nizhnegorsky settlement are convinced that this was not the wrok of one or two vandalisms, but a planned attack | detail

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Crimean Prosecutor protests against the actions of the Simferopol City Council.

According to the Prosecutor, by allocating a different site for the Soborna Mosque to that applied for , the Council failed to comply with legislation and exceeded its authority | detail

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For a tolerant Crimea

The civic movement “For a tolerant Crimea” has directed an appeal to the Simferopol Mayor and Deputies expressing concern over discrimination against Muslim and other religious communities in the city | detail

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Crimean Muslims begin protest over obstruction in building a Mosque in Simpferopol

On 23 January they held a picket and prayer service in the place where the Simferopol City Council had previously given permission to build the Soborna Mosque. At one of the last sessions, the Council’s deputies reversed this decision | detail

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Council of Evangelical Protestant Churches appeals to the President

The appeal is prompted by cases where police officers have exceeded their authority and flagrantly infringed the rights of believers from Evangelical Protestant Churches | detail

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Compulsory course on the foundations of Orthodox culture in Russia may reach the court in Strasbourg

The Russian Human Rights Ombudsperson has called on the regions forcing children to study the subject to remove the compulsory element however thus far without success and parents are planning to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights | detail

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Disturbing rise in anti-Semitism and xenophobia in Zhytomyr

Ukraine’s Chief Rabbi Azriel Khaikin has addressed a letter to main government bodies with regard to constant incidents involving anti-Semitism in Zhytomyr | detail

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All-Ukrainian Council of Churches supports moratorium on privatizing places of religious worship

They believe that the draft law proposed will help in completing the return of Church property in Ukraine in accordance with Ukraine’s commitments to the Council of Europe | detail

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Leaders of Ukraine’s main denominations repeat their call for their right to permanent use of land to be reinstated

Their reasons remain as compelling as ever so it is only to be hoped that this time they will be heeded | detail

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Christian Churches in the Lviv region feel insulted by recent Jehovah’s Witness material

A picture in a Jehovah’s Witness publication “The End of false religion is nigh!” has angered the Churches who consider that the image not only offends, but also incites religious enmity | detail

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Can they listen this time?

A new draft law has been registered in the Verkhovna Rada on reinstating the right of religious organizations to permanently use land | detail

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Verkhovna Rada ignores the interests of believers

On 17 October the Verkhovna Rada rejected the draft laws on amendments to the Land Code of Ukraine (on the right of religious organizations to permanently use land | detail

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Religious organizations call for their right to permanent use of land to be reinstated

They have appealed to parliament to support the draft law “On introducing amendments to Article 92 of the Land Code of Ukraine” on the right of religious organizations to permanently use land | detail

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Religious freedom and the right of peaceful assembly violated in the Luhansk region

The Ivanivka Settlement Council has banned a concert of Christian songs near the settlement club under a ban on “any activities of totalitarian sects” | detail

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Police temporarily detain 27 members of the Youth National Congress in Chernihiv

St. Catherine’s Church in Chernihiv has once again been made the centre of religious confrontation | detail

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