Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church met with chairman of the Muslim Spiritual Directorate of Ukraine

Ukrainian Orthodox Church

29/12/2010

At his residence at the Holy Dormition Kyiv Lavra of Caves His Beatitude Metropolitan Voloydmyr of Kyiv and All Ukraine received the Mufti of Ukraine sheik Akhmed Tamin.

Taking part in the meeting was rector of the Kyiv Theological Academy and Seminary Archbishop Anthony of Boryspil, deputy chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the UOC Archbishop Alexander of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyy, chairman of the Synodal Information Department archpriest George Kovalenko, head of the External Affairs Department of the Muslin Spiritual Directorate Al-Khalavani Husam Eddin. Sheik Akhmed Tamim told His beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr about the life of the muslims in Ukraine.

He also expressed an opinion that the extremism and terrorism emerge when the traditional religious education and upbringing have not preserved, and underscored that the Muslim Spiritual Directorate of Ukraine is consistent in opposing attempts to politicize the religious life. During the meeting it was decided to set up a working group of the UOC and the Muslim Spiritual Directorate of Ukraine for information exchange and coordination of actions.

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