Cover Osteuropa 5-6/2014

In Osteuropa 5-6/2014
Teil des Dossiers Religion im Konflikt

“God Is with Us!”
Ukraine’s Churches and the Euromaidan

Margarete Zimmermann, Michael Melnikow

Deutsche Fassung


Kiev’s Maidan protest movement was in regular contact with Ukraine’s various religious communities. Congregations and clergies of all faiths saw their place “along-side the people” and expressed solidarity with the Maidan. Only parts of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate expressed opposition, while Protestant circles demonstrated caution. During the escalation of violence in February 2014, the churches saw their task above all in promoting reconciliation and providing comfort.

(Osteuropa 5-6/2014, pp. 259–276)