The role of the Church in wartime Ukraine

The Ukrainian Church is one of the few public institutions that has always had high trust among citizens. In times of crisis, such as the Revolution of Dignity, the Church supported the spirit and freedom of the Ukrainian people.

The Church is a fundamental structure because it supports the moral guidelines of the entire nation. The Church, which has strong connections far beyond the Ukrainian border, should be at the forefront of Ukraine’s information policy and prevent Ukrainian refugees abroad from falling out of the state’s information field.

In the end, the religious issue also became a field for manipulations because the actions of the Ukrainian authorities regarding the collapse of the network of Russian agents under the guise of priests became a tool in the hands of Russian propaganda. The Church needs to remain relevant in the light of the events of the war and find its place in the future society after the victory.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

UNITED 24 – (launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).