World Council of Churches took place in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 31 August to 8 September 2022, under the theme “Christ’s love moves the world to reconciliation and unity”.
Romain Yakemtchouck Foundation, organisation for the study of international relations and the promotion of peace.
As the official site of WCC informs, during 15 – 18 June there was a Central Committee meeting. Finally, a Statement on the War in Ukraine was issued.
Herman Van Rompuy’s Speech after becoming an honorary professor of the National University of Kyiv
Orthodox Christian Network presents a series of reflections on the war of Russia against Ukraine.
In Mariupol, Russian rockets destroy a maternity ward, wounding dozens. Meanwhile, in Moscow, Patriarch Kirill (Gundiaev) blesses the Russian troops.
The article, by sister Vassa Larin, was taken from her Facebook page.
Presentation and the following discussion at the World Academic Forum/Stockholm Summit.
As Russia’s war against Ukraine intensified, Valentin Silvestrov, 84, fled to Germany and has become a musical spokesman for his country.
As of 9 May, UNESCO has verified damage to 127 sites since 24 February – 54 religious sites, 11 museums, 26 historic buildings, 14 buildings dedicated to cultural activities, 15 monuments, 7 libraries.
Reflections of a not-so-innocent bystander by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis There are very few occasions in our lives—critical, pivotal events—that are truly life-shattering. We Orthodox
Two months into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Russian Orthodox Church has not missed a single occasion to claim that the Vatican stands by its side in the situation in Ukraine.
Come, O faithful, let us enjoy the Master’s hospitality:the banquet of immortality.In the upper chamber with uplifted minds,Let us receive the exalted words of the
In these paschal days when we sing and greet each other with “Christ is risen,” the people of Ukraine suffer hunger, cold, injury, and death.
Famous American professor of religion shares his reflections on “Letter from Kyiv” by Constantin Sigov
All Christians will have something to ponder: how to think about the life and death of Jesus in our own times of war.
This year, Orthodox Holy Week is being observed under a “cloud of a war” that totally negates the Easter message of unity, the UN chief said on Tuesday, calling for a four-day humanitarian pause in Ukraine.
Right now, the ROC is participating in the most cruel physical and sexual abuse inflicted by the Russian Federation on Ukrainian citizens. The leaders of the ROC are blessing and justifying the murder of innocents.
Russia must stop aggression and destruction of religious sites and places of worship – joint statement by Special Representatives of OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Council of Europe
We are appalled at the destruction of religious sites and places of worship: churches, synagogues and mosques. They are vital to the country’s diverse religious communities, more than ever in times of crisis.
by Andrey Shishkov Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine is a turning point in European history, comparable to the beginning of both world wars. Therefore, it
Sean Griffin, a research fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, looks on the ideology of the invasion of Ukraine
Guns + ideas = war; such is the formula of Russia’s war against Ukraine. The ideas in this equation stem from the doctrine of the Russian World, an ideology that is theological at its core, as it pits “Holy Russia” against the “godless West.”
Archpastoral exhortation regarding the russian invasion of Ukraine by Archbishop Elpidophoros of America
The images coming out of Bucha fill our hearts with much pain and righteous outrage. As we contemplate the loss of innocent life—especially of children—I ask this one thing: please join me in a moment of silent prayer to our Lord Jesus Christ on behalf of all those who are suffering.
A statement of solidarity with the Orthodox declaration on the “Russian World” (russkii mir) teaching, and against Christian Nationalism and New Totalitarianism
Just as Russian oligarchs have been sanctioned and isolated on the grounds that they provide succour and support to Mr Putin, Orthodox Christianity’s rogue affiliate in Moscow should pay a high price for hitching its theology to the murderous ambitions of a dictator.
Here, I will try to outline and to assess the most important points: the denial of a distinct Ukrainian nation, and the denial of Ukrainian statehood as such.
Filip Karfík, professeur émérite de philosophie antique. Il a enseigné à l’Université Charles de Prague en République tchèque et à l’Université de Fribourg en Suisse. Il a publié notamment sur Platon et Plotin, mais aussi sur la tradition platonicienne à la Renaissance et sur le philosophe tchèque Jan Patočka.
It’s the 4th week of Orthodox Christian Lent; the week of the veneration of the Cross. It’s also the 5th week of the Orthodox-vs-Orthodox war in Ukraine.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has placed the UOC-MP at the crossroads. Their options are limited, and they will have to overcome the obstacle of historical memory to unite with the OCU.
More than 80 religious organizations in Europe have officially responded to Russia’s war against Ukraine
Statements issued after the onset of war: Epiphany, Metropolitan of Kyiv – autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine Onuphriy, Metropolitan of Kyiv – Ukrainian Orthodox Church of
The Primates’ Meeting of the Anglican Communion has called for an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine
30 primates of the Anglican Communion, met at Lambeth Palace in London, from 28 to 31 March 2022, at the invitation of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Council of Churches in the Netherlands unanimously condemns the Russian attack on
Ukraine. There is no justification for this invasion. This war is a flagrant violation of
In Russia, church and military go hand in hand. Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, implicitly supports Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
In a new podcast “Schenck Talks Bonhoeffer”, Dr. Pavel Cerny expresses his views on the Russian Orthodox Church’s support for Russia’s war crimes and calls for ejecting Russian Orthodox Leaders from WCC
TDBI President and Founder, Rev. Rob Schenck, has joined with a broad spectrum of global church leaders in calling for the expulsion of Kirill and the Moscow Patriarchate from the World Council of Churches.
Pax Christi International is an international Catholic movement for peace that includes 120 member organizations around the world.
For the first time in my life I feel that history is being written directly in front of me – Robert Roreitner
Robert Roreitner, philosopher from Prague, shares his thoughts regarding war in Ukraine.
The Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians (FEET) wishes to express its utter abhorrence at the unprovoked war that the Russian Federation has instigated against its peaceful neighbour, the independent sovereign state of Ukraine.
Alors que la dimension « fratricide » du conflit est souvent citée à propos de la guerre en Ukraine, dans les discours politico-religieux, l’intellectuelle et bibliste Anne-Marie
«My exclusive focus these days is to stand in solidarity and prayer with the millions of refugees» – Patriarch Bartholomew
Media statement by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Beginning of the Meeting with the President and First Lady of Poland on the 28th of March 2022.
By supporting the war, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow has both normalised sinful behaviour and polluted Russian Christian identity.
he Church of Greece raises its voice to protest against “the violent invasion of Russian troops and the war in Ukraine”, while underlining the failure of all – even ecclesiastical leaders – to prevent this war.
The Philosophers For Ukraine project publishes statements of famous philosophers from around the world in support of Ukraine.
stian, Jewish, Muslim, and Druze leaders gathered in Jerusalem on Monday to publicly call for peace in Ukraine and an end to the ongoing war.
In light of the distressing developments in Ukraine affecting millions of innocent people in the region, I wholeheartedly urge you to pray for peace and the well-being of our brothers and sisters who are enduring this tragic moment.
In an essay for Public Orthodoxy journal Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis shares his personal reflections on Russia’s war on Ukraine
AS ETHICISTS, scholars and religious leaders, we condemn in the strongest possible terms Russia’s brutal, wholly unprovoked and unjustified full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
The European Evangelical Alliance condemns all attacks upon Ukraine. The General Secretary, Thomas Bucher says: “We see no justification for these actions and are deeply distressed by the death, destruction, chaos and misery that will result.”
On this page we would like to provide prayer requests, ideas to help, resources and regular updates from our local partners and members on the Ukraine crisis. The content will be updated regularly, so please make sure to check the page for updates on a regular basis.
One of the best patrologists in the world, Czech theologian Lenka Karfikova reflects on the war in Ukraine
On March 17, one of the world’s most famous pathologists and head of the International Pathological Association, at the request of Konstantin Sigov, director of
We call on the leaders of nations and the international community to do everything in their power to end the current war that is destroying lives and causing untold suffering.
Pope Francis visited the group of Ukrainian children, along with all other patients in the Vatican’s pediatric hospital, on Saturday afternoon, according to the Holy See Press Office.
Miroslav Volf is a Croatian Protestant theologian and public intellectual and Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture at Yale University.
The Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church see Ukraine as part of a cultural dominion to be protected from the values of an encroaching West
The World Council of Churches is appalled by the escalating impact of the conflict in Ukraine on civilians – the women, men and children of
The Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, is a historic threat to a people of Orthodox Christian tradition.
The International Society for New Testament Studies – An Open Letter Regarding the Invasion of Ukraine
We express our solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and we unequivocally condemn this egregious act of inhumane aggression and war.
We, theologians from different countries and continents, express our full solidarity with the appeals of the Christian Churches in Ukraine to stop the Russian military aggression against their country.