Ukraine church scrutiny receives plaudits, but there is concern about overreach

The Eastern Orthodox Christians' holiest site, the Monastery of Caves, also known as Kiev Pechersk Lavra, can be seen in an aerial view taken through the morning fog at sunrise on Saturday, November 10, 2018, in Kyiv, Ukraine. On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, the Pechersk Lavra monastic complex, one of the most well-known Orthodox Christian sites in the nation's capital, Kyiv, was searched by members of Ukraine's counterintelligence service, police, and National Guard after a priest there made positive remarks about Russia, the country that had invaded Ukraine, during a service.

Other images released by the SBU agency, some of which were taken as recently as Wednesday, are clear; some show an armed Ukrainian officer standing in front of a church, while another show bulky, camouflaged officers interrogating clergy with long beards and cassocks. 

Following a schism in 2019, there are now two main Orthodox churches in Ukraine, and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy proposed measures on Friday largely aimed at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Even though the UOC announced its independence from Moscow in May, the difficulties of Eastern Orthodox Christianity make such a declaration easier to speak than to implement. In addition, a lot of Ukrainians doubt that their country is truly free of Moscow.

Additionally, he requests an examination of the "canonical" relationship between the UOC and the Moscow Patriarchate, the seat of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as the standing of the revered Pechersk-Lavra monastery in Kyiv, which is now government-owned but primarily utilised by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Additionally, the government imposed restrictions on its abbot, another wealthy churchman, and many bishops who were in Russia or regions of Ukraine that were under Russian control.

The situation is a test of the new republic's resilience in the face of Russian aggression and in its capacity as a pluralistic nation that upholds religious freedom. The two competing Orthodox churches compete for the support of the nation's predominately Orthodox people, which elevates the stakes.

मोग्गलिपुत्तिसा एक बौद्ध भिक्षु और विद्वान थे जो पाटलिपुत्र, मगध में पैदा हुए थे और तीसरी शताब्दी ईसा पूर्व में रहते थे।

वह बौद्ध भिक्षु तीसरे बौद्ध परिषद, सम्राट अशोक और उनके शासनकाल के दौरान हुई बौद्ध मिशनरी गतिविधियों से जुड़ा हुआ है।

Christian Faiths Foundations An Examination of Important Ideas and Principles

Lets talk about faith. For Christians, faith is a pillar. Its trust in God, Je­sus Christ, and the Bible. But its more than just inte­llectual acceptance. Its a pe­rsonal promise to live like Je­sus.<br>Christian faith isnt unseeing belie­f. Its trust in God rooted in proof and personal encounte­rs. This faith brings Christians closer to God and leads to salvation. The Bible­ says faith is being sure of what we hope­ for and knowing what we cannot see (He­brews 11:1). It shows deep trust in Gods promise­ and nature.Salvation: Salvation is the ultimate goal of Christianity, offering reconciliation between humanity and God. Christians believe that Jesus Christs sacrificial death on the cross atones for the sins of humanity, providing the means by which individuals can be saved from eternal separation from God. Salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, leading to forgiveness of sins, adoption into Gods family, and eternal life in His presence.Salvation is the central message of Christianity. It refers to the deliverance from sin and its consequences, achieved through the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, they are forgiven of their sins and granted eternal life with God.


Jain Tradition and Identity in Ever Changing World

For its rich culture, bright customs and endless advocacy of nonviolence and feeling, the Jain community is known all over. As our world moves increasingly towards globalization, the dynamism of the Jain community’s life has changed too; this comes with several possibilities as well as challenges. The article looks at various facets of Jain community and identity woven into a larger social fabric, such as how they are organized socially, their education initiatives and how they have sought to preserve their heritage in an age of globalization.

Understanding Jain Social Organization:At the core of the lives of Jains stand intricate designs for cohesion and collective wellbeing .There are institutions that have come up which serve as a pillar toward individual support among them being local sanghas (communities) regional and international Jain associations. Therefore studying functions and responsibilities related to social organization within Jains can give insights into ways through which Jain identities are formed or sustained