Category Archives: Reaction to discrimination and intolerance

Human rights group created to protect Orthodox Communities in Eastern Europe

August 7, 2018. A new advocacy group aiming to protect the interests of Orthodox Christians throughout Eastern Europe has been created. The NGO “Public Rights Protection,” a co-founder of the new “Eastern European Rights Protection Group,” reports that it includes representatives of human rights and public organizations from Balkan nations. The decision was made by representatives of human rights, public, […]

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UOC reports to OSCE on barring believers from participation in procession

July 26, 2018.  OSCE representatives recorded all facts of obstructing by authorities of UOC believers’ participation in the cross procession on the occasion of 1030th anniversary of Rus Baptism. Archbishop Clement of Nezhin and Priluki reported on facts of infringement of the rights of believers to representatives of the OSCE special monitoring mission in Ukraine during the meeting on July 25 […]

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Comminique of the Diocese of Raska-Prizren regarding a series of incidents

May 31, 2018. COMMUNIQUE OF THE DIOCESE OF RAŠKA-PRIZREN regarding a series of incidents in the recent days Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Raška-Prizren strongly condemns the latest series of incidents which indicate that there is a serious deterioration of the security situation in which Serbs with their Orthodox Church live in Kosovo and Metohija. Three days ago dozens of Kosovo […]

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Georgian parliament to consider bill on insulting religious sensibilities

April 26, 2018. The Georgian parliament will soon consider a bill that would introduce criminal penalties for insulting religious sensibilities. A representative of the Georgian Orthodox Church has stated that the patriarchate supports the bill. “I … am ready to join these discussions,” said parliamentary Chairperson Irakli Kobakhidze. “The committee will make a definite decision, after which this question will […]

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UOC urges Ministry of Culture to deal with facts of intolerance

April 7, 2018. On April 3, RISU published information on the plans of the Expert Council of the Department for Religions and Nationalities of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine to hold a retreat in Zaporozhye. Zaporozhye eparchy demands that a representative of the Ministry comment on his statement about the eparchy being “most problematic” in Ukraine. It is said […]

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