The Ukrainian president has called on an Orthodox Christian leader to recognize the independence of his country’s splinter church.
CHR Comment: The article refers to the divide in the Ukraine, which centers around Russian presence and involvement in the former Soviet Republic of Ukraine. The church divide dates to 1997.
Source: Ukraine’s president calls for recognition of splinter church – The Washington Post
The article describes how Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the registration process for religions has led to suppression of groups that are not Russian Orthodox. The end of the article includes a link to an historical article about the conflict in the Ukraine.
Europe’s ‘Unlikely Bible Belt’ Officially Disappears | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com.
Olesia Zhukovska struck by a bullet while offering aid to others. Prayers for healing and peace.
Violence in Ukraine touches fellow Lutherans | Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
The delegation met displaced persons in Kiev. Churches lending humanitarian aid.
WCC delegation expresses solidarity with Ukraine — World Council of Churches.