AUCCRO will continue to uphold the moral principles and values on which the success of many countries is based, - religious leaders of Ukraine

AUCCRO will continue to uphold the moral principles and values on which the success of many countries is based, - religious leaders of Ukraine - фото 1
Today, the anniversary meeting of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations was held, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of its activity.

Following the results of this meeting, the official website of the AUCCRO published Communique under the title: "We are ALL EQUAL, we are all different and united for the common good of Ukraine."

"We are all equal. The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations unites more than 95 per cent of the religious environment of Ukraine, is a public union that carries out activities in accordance with its position and is perhaps the largest and best-structured part of the community of our state. Its members are churches and religious communities of Christians of various faiths and jurisdictions, Jewish and Islamic religious organizations. Regardless of whether a large or small community or a religious or national minority is its members, everyone has the same rights and vote, and decisions are made by consensus. The Rada defends human rights and freedoms that derive from the status of man as God's highest creation and are guaranteed by the Ukrainian state in accordance with its constitution and the law on freedom of conscience. In its activities, the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations respects the rights, freedoms and dignity of every person and the values given by the creator.

We are all different as we represent the entire spectrum of monotheistic religions with their great confessional diversity. We are aware of the differences in our religious views and beliefs. But this is exactly what creates the original identity of each of the members of the AUCCRO and enriches our community. It is respect for our differences, which do not constitute obstacles to cooperation, but on the contrary is a space of interfaith and interreligious dialogue, the preservation of religious and civil peace in our state, that allows us to be the only powerful voice of conscience of the civil society of Ukraine, which speaks to state institutions and political forces and to the world community and international institutions.

We are united for the common good of Ukraine. For 25 years of its activity, the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations has been aware of its great responsibility for the further development of Ukrainian society and its role in the formation of the restored Ukrainian statehood. We work for the common good of our people and an independent Ukrainian state. It is unity in monitoring the development of our state on the firm foundations of God's law, in caring that eternal truths are the foundation of legislative activity and true democracy, in caring for the moral health of the people and the upbringing of children and youth of Ukraine - and is the main principle of our council's work for the common good of our country and its successful and sustainable development.

These principles of the AUCCRO's activities are reflected in a wide range of socio-political issues that the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations raised in its activities, namely: the establishment of social justice and independent justice in society, ensuring religious freedom and other fundamental human rights, protecting public morals and family values, proper social protection of vulnerable and low-income segments of the population, conducting fair and transparent elections and fighting corruption, raising environmental awareness of the population, etc.", the document says.

At the same time, the AUCCRO notes that today there are still many challenges that religious communities of different faiths are forced to respond to. We are talking about countering such phenomena as the imposition of gender ideology; domestic violence and other attacks on the family as a union of men and women, in which the child grows up in the love of both father and mother; discrimination (our opposition is without infringement of freedom of speech and expression and freedom of religion).

"The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations will continue to defend the preservation of the moral foundations and values given by the Creator, on which the success of many countries is based. We strive to build a society in which no ideology puts pressure on a person, humiliating some in front of others, and the national and state identity granted to them is comprehensively protected and constructively and steadily develops," the leaders of Churches and religious organizations of Ukraine assured.

"May the Lord bless our people and their free and independent state on the 30th anniversary of the restoration of its independence!", the Communique concludes.