The perspectives for religious reform in Ukraine: expert opinions

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Paper dwells upon the opinions of Ukrainian experts on religious issues regarding the changes in the religious sphere of Ukrainian society during 2016-2019, particularly, in the context of getting Tomos by Ukraine and related future perspectives in the religious, state-church, socioreligious areas. Author presents expert opinions of existing and potential problems between Orthodox churches of different jurisdictions and central authorities in Ukraine. The attention is given to the experts’ assessment of the support level for the reform activities aimed at the relations between the Orthodox churches of different jurisdictions and the state by the central authorities, the population, western and international organizations and by the religious organizations themselves, and also of the awareness level of such activities. Paper emphasizes the experts’ recommendations for improving relations between the Orthodox churches of different jurisdictions and the central authorities in Ukraine.

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