Given how intertwined Putin’s regime is with the Russian Orthodox Church, in some ways, this is a religious war.
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The Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine (under the Moscow Patriarchate) “is not just under the control of the government, but they are part of the government,”
Religious scholars say roughly a hundred different religions are practiced freely and without interference within the country.
A bill allowing Ukraine’s courts to outlaw Orthodox churches that maintain ties with Russia does not threaten religious freedom in Ukraine
The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) is creating its own private military companies on the territory of Russia.
The law would ban the activities of religious organisations affiliated with centres of influence “in a state that carries out armed aggression against Ukraine”
“While much of the world was shocked by the bloody atrocities committed by Putin’s forces in cities like Mariupol and Bucha, for many Chechens none of this came as a surprise.”
“For the devil is not evil. The devil punishes evil. The sound of trumpets fills the air.”
[W]e actually know exactly where [Putin] is all the time. And he knows how accurate UK’s trident re entry vehicles are.
For all its centrality to Ukraine’s spiritual life, however, the OCU is an ecumenical church — it does not lead a state religion, and frequently works with Ukraine’s many (and quite traditional) Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, and Jews.