Eastern Ukraine’s Evangelical Churches Face Closure Threat

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Ukraine (Mission Network News) Evangelical churches in Eastern Ukraine are facing a closure threat. Recently, the local government in the Luhansk region, which is controlled by separatists, passed a law, which restricts how churches in the area can operate.

“Basically [it] forbids the churches to conduct worship, hold small groups, or meetings in homes. And also, it looks like they’re going to require each religious organization to obtain a new registration by August,” Slavic Gospel Association’s Joel Griffith shares.

To obtain registration, churches must have at least thirty members permanently living within a specified area. If churches fail to comply, they’ll be considered illegal.

Furthermore, the law, which was passed in February, is also affecting ministry and outreach within church walls as well.

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