Religious majority and religious minority in the Ukrainian context: Principles of interfaith relations

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Liudmyla Fylypovych
Project Director

Abstract. The article highlights the problem of relations between the religious majority and the religious minority of Ukraine, which is interested in overcoming historically complex conflict problems, building a democratic and pluralistic state. Based on quantitative indicators and the area of spreading, the auther defines what a “religious minority” is, which religious movements of Ukraine can be attributed to religious minorities. The article singles out the challenges that the religious minorities had to face in Ukraine and prescribes certain strategies for solving them. A special role in changing the public policy of non-acceptance or disregard of the religious minorities is given to the religious majority, which is responsible for creating an atmosphere of mutual understanding, hospitality and peacemaking in Ukraine.

Key words: religious majority, religious minority, behavioral strategies, interfaith relations, Ukrainian world.

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