Skip to comments.Secret Protestant Churches in Donetsk: Ukraine's Religious War
Posted on 09/30/2018 5:12:28 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
The war in eastern Ukraine hasn't just been about territory religion has deepened the divide. In Donetsk, Protestants are being forced to conduct their services in apartments, persecuted by pro-Russia separatists who believe theres only room for one religion in the region: Russian Orthodoxy.
VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky traveled to Donetsk to attend secret Protestant churches, and spoke with members of the Donetsk Peoples Republic as well as the Orthodox Church to find out whether the DPRs vision for the rebel-controlled region includes the coexistence of religious beliefs.
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This is the first time I’ve ever seen that from them and assume it’s just a way for them to take a swipe at Russia.
This was filmed before Trump entered the political scene and the network has also covered the plight of Christians in places like Egypt.
The persecution situation in occupied parts of Ukraine has only gotten worse since the filming. Even the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is seeking autocephaly (autonomy) from the Moscow patriarchate. Which is causing quite the stir in the Orthodox world.
There’s also been a crackdown on Christian activity in mainland Russia as well ever since the ‘Yarovaya Law’ was passed by the Kremlin in 2016. Franklin Graham cited the new law as his reason for cancelling an international persecution conference in Moscow which had been a long time in the making.
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