Reps of Churches and Deputies to Demand Moratorium on Privatization of Religious Property
On November 29, a regular session of the working group on the promotion of the activity of religious organizations was held in the format of the Secretariat of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations and representatives of the deputy group “Right of Choice”-Christian Democratic Union, reported the Institute for Religious Freedom (IRF).
The session was attended by representatives of the churches, Ukrainian deputy Volodymyr Marushchenko, a member of the Assembly of the Christian Democratic Union Yurii Reshetnikov, and the chairman of the management board of the Institute for Religious Freedom, Oleksandr Zaiets.
Ukrainian deputy Volodymyr Marushchenko reported about the activity of the deputy group in the area of ensuring the freedom of worship, promotion of the activity of religious organizations, particularly, the registration of a bill on organization of parliamentary hearings on the “state of church-state relations in Ukraine.”
Representatives of the group contributed to the process of restoring reduced utility tariffs for religious organizations.
The participants discussed the questions of the joint work for the next period. In particular, it was decided to concentrate on the mentioned parliamentary hearing and approval of the bill on moratorium and privatization of religious property.