The President has ignored calls from Church leaders, other religious organizations and public figures to veto a law introducing disastrous amendments to the Law on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations
In the early hours of 1 December around 100 people forcibly dismantled unauthorized buildings erected by Crimean Tatars. A few hours later a guard at the site of the future Soborna Mosque was attacked and Molotov cocktails thrown
Recently passed amendments to the Law on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations threaten to destabilize the already fragile balance between denominations and seriously complicate life for believers
Despite agreement with the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, parliament has adopted in full a law which makes major amendments to the Law on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations.
Spokesperson for the Spiritual Directorate of Crimean Muslims, Aider Adzhimambetov warns that if the police this time don’t find those responsible for the latest act of vandalism of Muslim graves, patience could be exhausted
Fellow members of the congregation held a picket with a sign reading “They torture people here” after two members of the Church of Evangelical Baptists were allegedly subjected to blows, abuse and threats by officers of the Zarichny Police Station.
The Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of the Crimea reports that another Muslim grave has been desecrated. In the village of Korbekul near Alushta the gravestone of the Muslim holy man Aziz Devletli Baba was smashed
Horokhiv police officers detained five men and held them in a police station for five hours, insulting them, taking their fingerprints. If this were not enough, the head of the police station even tried to hit one of them.
7 years after beginning the procedure for getting building permission for the Mosque the Crimean Muslims have received the State Act of entitlement to indefinite use of a land site on the outskirts of Simferopol
The supposed apocalyptic threat to Ukraine of western sexual morality, children’s rights and homosexuality and need for Russian Orthodoxy expounded at a Parents’ Forum in Kyiv could be ignored were it not for the central location and endorsement from Ukraine’s Minister of Education
On Tuesday the Simferopol City Council gave its consent for the preparation of a plan for transferring a land site to the Spiritual Directorate of Crimean Muslims in order to build a Soborna or Assembly Mosque