Ukraine may be proud of the level of tolerance in the religious sector - Minister of Culture
He said this while opening the sixth national round table on "Faith, Religion" in Ostroh, Ukrinform reports.
"This is noted by many European colleagues that Ukraine, of course, can boast its religious tolerance, the fact that we have such a unique institution as the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations. To some extent, this shows significant progress in how religious organizations can find common ground and develop a culture of dialogue. I think that this is one of the few people who showed that tolerance and ability to establish a dialogue with respect for each other," Tkachenko said.
According to him, the state should help ensure that everyone can profess exactly what they see fit. Similarly, the state should boost the level of respect, make sure that the level of distrust or disregard for what others believe does not cross the line.
The official noted that the round tables initiated by the MCIP are held under the slogan "Strength in Unity" and called on those present to engage in an active dialogue. The minister wished inspiration to the participants of the event.
The MCIP initiated seven round tables in different cities of Ukraine - Kyiv, Odessa, Kharkiv, Chernivtsi, Ostroh, Kryvyi Rih and Poltava. Ukrainian scientists discuss culture, history, religion, language, philosophy, art and ecology.