On 26 April 2018, Razumkov Centre together with Konrad Adenauer Foundation Office in Ukraine, supported by the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organisations and the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Culture and Spirituality, conducted a regular meeting of the ongoing Round Table “Religion and Government in Ukraine: Interaction Issues”. The following topic was proposed for discussion: “Peculiarities of Religious and Church Self-Identification of Ukrainian Citizens: 2010-2018 Trends”.
The following issues were discussed:
- Religious and church self-identification of Ukrainian citizens: causes for changes in recent years.
- Do social and civic positions of churches and religious organisations of Ukraine match the current needs of society?
- Development prospects for the church-religion situation, inter-denominational and state-church relations in Ukraine.
Razumkov Centre has prepared information and analytical materials for the meeting. In particular, these materials contained results of a sociological study of the current state and trends of religious commitment within Ukrainian society (the study was conducted on 23-28 March 2018).
Reference: the Round Table “Religion and Government in Ukraine: Interaction Issues” has been taking place since 1996, its permanent members are leaders and representatives of largest Christian churches and religious organisations of Ukraine, coordinator – Razumkov Centre. Invitees include representatives of government authorities, general public, media, expert community. Key issues discussed at Round Table meetings are the problems of improving state-church relations and introducing a partnership model in the relations between State and Church in Ukraine. In particular, Round Table participants have developed and presented to authorities and general public Draft Concept of State-Church Relations in Ukraine, which received support from the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organisations.