History of the Ukrainian Association of Researchers of Religion. To the 25th anniversary of the establishing.


  • Liudmyla O. Fylypovych Інститут філософії ім. Г.С. Сковороди НАНУ




Lviv Museum of the History of Religions, UARR, Ukrainian Association of Reseachers of Religion


We continue to publish the memoirs of the founders of the Ukrainian Association of Reseachers of Religion (UARR), which is rightfully the long-term director of the Lviv Museum of the History of Religions Volodymyr Haiuk. He headed this museum for almost 20 years (1986-2004), with which his life destiny is still connected. His support for the initiative of Kyiv colleagues to establish a professional union of religious researchers played an important role, as it expanded the geographical, thematic and sectoral boundaries of scholars' communication, and the May roundtables on the history of religions in Ukraine, founded by V. Haiuk, have become a tradition. 2020 is the year of the 30th International Forum, which for decades brings together and unites researchers from different parts of Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania, other Baltic countries and Europe.

Author Biography

Liudmyla O. Fylypovych, Інститут філософії ім. Г.С. Сковороди НАНУ

Place of birth: Chernivtsi (Ukraine).
Scientific degree: Doctor of Philosophical Sciences.
Scientific title: Professor.

Historian by education (1979), completed postgraduate studies (1988) and doctoral studies (1999) at the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Cand. dis. "Philosophical analysis of the Orthodox-theological concept of moral qualities of person" (1989). Dr. dis. "Ethnology of religion: the tradition of national understanding and theoretical solution of the relationship between religion and ethnicity" (2000). In the Institute of Philosophy since 1983 - from graduate student to the Head pf the  Department of Philosophy and History of Religion. She taught at NaUKMA, KNU, ChNU, PrNU, other educational institutions. To Kyiv. University: 1988-2004 senior. teacher, since 1992 Assoc. Prof., 2002–04 Professor at Department of Religious Studies. She taught courses "Religious Studies", "Geography of Religions", "Confessional and Practical Religious Studies", "New Religious Movements", "History of Christianity". Research interests: Religious Studies, history of religions and religious thoughts of Ukraine, history and ethnology of religion, new religions, religion and religiosity in modern world, religious freedom, state-church relations, interreligious dialogue, religion and religious education, religion and mass media. Founder of Ukr. school of ethnologists of religion, NRT researchers. Vice President of Ukr. Association of Researchers of Religion, Chairman of the Coord. Council of the CIS and Baltic States on Theoretical and Practical Problems of Religious Studies, Vice-President of Ukr. association of religious liberty. Author of 400 works, in particular: Culture of religious life. Selected works. K., 2011; Ethnology of religion: theoretical problems, national tradition of understanding. K., 2000; New religious movements in Ukraine. Review, documents, translations. K., 2001 (in co-author).



Fylypovych Liudmyla. “History of Religions in Ukraine”: 30th years anniversary of the round tables in Lviv. 269-275. https://drive.google.com/file/d/10WhH1G7SBrnZSfEYNL6x6EVKVuvyttII/view





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