Pentecostal church members agree to give up Russian citizenship
The Church of Christians of the Evangelical Faith in Orsk renounces their Russian citizenship. The church’s pastor, Valery Markov, cites Russia’s latest events in Ukraine and ongoing persecution among members as primary reasons behind the move. Some have been forced to go into hiding from Putin’s partial mobilisation decree, because they refuse to leave.
Pacifist Christians might be unable to evade Putin's mobilisation
On Wednesday, the Russian President announced a partial mobilisation. The call to arms is unrelenting. Conscientious objection is no reason for being relieved from duty. Russian Evangelicals, who are often pacifists, fear persecution.
Fines for Russian priest after opposition to war
A Russian Orthodox Church (ROCOR) priest has been fined the equivalent of several hundred euros after denouncing the war in Ukraine.