Religious Freedom Roundtable in Ukraine
It all started when…
UCSJ together with Center for Civil Liberties and Institute for Religious Freedom initiated the launch of dialogue among representatives of civil society, confessions, academicians, and activists on observing religious freedom in Ukraine. During commencing session held on April 16, 2019 in Kyiv, Ukraine dedicated to religious freedom in the Ukrainian territories of Crimea and Donbas occupied by Russian Federation, 70 participants of the Roundtable approved the Resolution that constitutes such a dialogue on a regular basis between representatives of different denominations and human rights and non-governmental organizations that support the importance of religious freedom, with the involvement of scientists, experts and representatives of the national authorities and local government bodies.
On May 14, 2019 Ukrainian co-founders of the Roundtable held press-conference announcing the launch of the Roundtable work and on May 31, 2019 released the Report on Establishing Religious Freedom Roundtable in Ukraine.
UCSJ will assist the process of continuous dialogue on freedom of religion in Ukraine and closely follow the development of this initiative. Ukrainian Roundtable is now the part of the global process of the International Religious Freedom Roundtable.