On Sunday I heard two presentations by Dr. Ivan Rusyn, President, Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary in Bucha. The seminary sends help throughout the front lines. Over 20 military chaplains have been killed in the war.
The country has adopted a policy that the men will not wear ties until the war is over-no politicians, no businessmen, no diplomats. So he began wearing a priest’s collar so his vocation can be immediately identified. “Our role is not just spiritual but to serve the whole person.”
Assistance-medical, meals, transportation- is extended to all persons regardless of any religious affiliation, a ministry he calls responding to the “unfamiliar neighbor.”
“Democracy is now a global affair. It is tested everywhere if it fails anywhere.”
Meanwhile In Russia
Uneasy lies the head of an authoritarian government. The Putin and Yevgeny Prigozhin relationship changes quickly.