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PRESS RELEASE

ONE DAY FOR UKRAINE festival will take place on Saturday, October 1st, 2022 in Alachua, FL (15 minutes outside of Gainesville) and will aim to bring awareness to the ongoing war in Ukraine. This will be the first interfaith event for the community, uniting people of various cultural, religious, social and economic backgrounds, around a great humanitarian cause. The event will welcome members of the greater Gainesville, Orlando, St. Augustine, Tampa, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville

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Share Your Care started a new patronage program where we appeal to yatras and individuals who want to support Ukrainian Yatra in these difficult times to focus their attention on one particular yatra, family, or individual. In this section of our website, you can find eligible candidates for your ongoing support.

Share Your Care team has carefully studied each case and carefully vetted all projects and individuals listed here and although you as a patron will have a direct connection and commun

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Oleg Prabhu is a vaishnava from Melitopol. The city has been occupied by the Russian army since March. He needs our help to evacuate his family.

Oleg Prabhu tells us:

“Since the war broke out, the city has been occupied, there are a lot of military men on the streets and right in front of our house. The city is shelled all the time, something explodes almost every night. Because of this, my wife often has panic attacks and, in general, she is depressed, all the side effects following (sleep dis

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My name is Yuliia Mudrak, I am 25 years old, and I am from Ukraine. Before the war, I lived in Kyiv and worked as a certified preschool-teacher. Unfortunately many devotees had to leave their normal life in Ukraine due to the war. But at the same time, we’ve been able to see wonderful examples of devotees in other countries, who show great concern for us Ukrainian devotees.

For the first two days of the war, I stayed in my apartment close to the temple. However when it became too unsafe, I, lik

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On July 16, two Food For Life devotees in Alchevsk (Donbass) — Krsna-tattva Prabhu, director of the program, and Madana-gopal Prabhu — were killed in a missile strike that hit the Food For Life kitchen. They had just returned from prasadam distribution to the FFL base when a missile attack destroyed the building, and they were buried under the rubble. Another devotee, Arjuna Prabhu was injured and has been taken to hospital.

The Donbass FFL program provided over 1000 hot prasadam meals weekly t

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Share Your Care by Bhaktimarga Swami

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I know you all feel like you want to help with what's going on in Ukraine. Our Hare Krishna movement has an ISKCON temple in Lviv, Ukraine currently serving as a refugee centre. I want to share with you some information so that you can get involved in this important support program. Below is content taken from Share Your Care regarding Ukrainian Krishna devotees needing our help in Lviv. I will include the link to the site at the bottom of this entry for more information.

"Both Share Your Care

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Help for Ukraine – Devotees fleeing to Poland gives you a brief insight into the dedication, service mood and attitude of devotees serving in the Poland Yatra. The devotees help provide temporary accommodation , food , basic necessities and help the refugees find financial assistance. If you like this video and would like to assist us in our service then please contact us at iskconeucrisis@gmail.com. Thank you for viewing our video.

Source: https://iskconnews.org/help-for-ukraine-iskcon-poland

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A few stories from Ekantita-buddi dasa who has been distributing books in Chernivtsi, Ukraine since the beginning of the military conflict in the Eastern parts of Ukraine.

By Ekantita-buddi dasa

April 27, 2020

It’s been a month since we distribute books in Chernivtsi. Already distributed more than 1000 books for April.

It is very difficult to practice and maintain your faith on your own. But when you start preaching and telling others about Krishna, then everything starts to come alive. And you

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Our London-based Food For All team has established a field kitchen for Ukrainian refugees and have since been providing 2500 hot meals per day.

In this video, you will see Food For All travel to Bucha, Irpen, Harkiv, and Lviv, and witness the devastation left behind.

After an incredibly successful first impact, we are now looking to set up additional kitchens, so we can offer support to refugees in Lviv and the Czech & Polish borders. We are continuing to fund our efforts in Ukraine whilst we s

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As reported by Sankhya-Avatar-Das: “Today Angelina Jolie was spotted in Lviv, Ukraine, where devotees were distributing prasadam (sanctified food). She tasted prasadam, offered to her by devotees and they also taught Angelina Jolie how to chant Hare Krishna Maha-mantra.”

Read more: https://iskconnews.org/angelina-jolie-chants-hare-krishna-and-takes-prasadam/

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A charity walk was organised by the combined efforts of Bhativedanta Manor and the Lotus Trust  to raise more funds.

The walk took place  Sunday 24th April from the Krishna Avanti Primary School on Camrose Avenue in Edgware, and reach Bhaktivedanta Manor  near Watford by about 12.30pm. The route was 6 miles long and there was over 100 walkers altogether.  Rajesh Agrawal, the Deputy Mayor of London for Business, was present and offered his whole-hearted support.

Participants of all ages stepped

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By Parasuram das
 
We have just returned from our second tour of Ukraine and we must offer our deep appreciation for the devotees living in the Ukraine who are super wonderful, serving Srila Prabhupada under very difficult circumstances

Please support them:

https://www.shareyour.care/

Some devotees live without running water, electricity and gas. They go to a nearby hand pump and cook on wood. While the bombs fall the devotees continue their devotional service which including cooking lots of Pr

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Global Puja for Ukraine by Jayananda Das

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On April 3rd, 2022 an international event took place for a worldwide puja invoking the blessings from Lord Narasimha’s divine protection towards the devastating conflict happening in Ukraine. This conflict has affected the lives of thousands of Ukrainians and the number is growing every day. The conflict not only impacts Ukrainians but is impacting all of us globally. The event felt like a must to help Ukrainians and pray for the protection of all during these chaotic times. Organizers and help

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ISKCON Relief for Ukraine

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Poland: This week in Warsaw we had a huge ‘wave’ arriving from the east of Ukraine – Donetsk, Krematorsk, and other areas. They have been wisely advised by Niranjana Maharaja to leave as the army forces were coming their way. Maharaja has been so closely involved in helping his yatra so wonderfully.

The majority of elderly devotees want to stay in Poland, hoping the war will end soon so they can go back home, with some going back to Ukraine already! Despite all the uncertainty they just miss ho

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Food For All UK in Ukraine

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The London-based Food For All team has established a field kitchen for Ukrainian refugees and has since been providing 2500 hot meals per day.

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Read more: https://iskconnews.org/food-for-all-uk-in-ukraine/

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March 29–As the conflict in Ukraine enters its second month, Niranjana Swami, GBC representative for Ukraine, addressed the Governing Body Commission (GBC) of ISKCON with a report on Ukraine, the devotees affected, and future planning. The following information is drawn from that report. For the purpose of this report, Niranjana Swami explained that due to the natural relationships with devotees currently sheltered in neighbouring regions, some facts on those areas, such as Crimea, would also b

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The following reports have been sent to ISKCON News by the Share Your Care Team

March 27, 8 AM EST

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1: Vraja Jivana Das and Yamuna Jivani Devi Dasi live in Oleshki in the Kherson region, which is presently blockaded and under Russian occupation. Currently, it is not possible to go in or out of the city and no humanitarian aid is allowed in. Due to this, stores ran out of provisions and have been empty for a couple of days now. The devotees are very grateful for the financial support that was gi

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine produced one of the world’s largest refugee crises in history. We are now one month into the conflict and more than 3.7 million Ukrainians have had to leave their home country.

There are now almost as many Ukrainian refugees as there were Afghan refugees fleeing the (first) Taliban regime in 2001, according to figures compiled by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). They represent about 9.1% of Ukraine’s pre-invasion population of about 41.1 million – rank

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Global Puja for Ukraine

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A POWERFUL NARASIMHA PUJA to invoke blessings of the Divine Protector

Join us on April 3, 2022 for 3 Pujas:
Puja 1: Ahobhilam (India) 6:30pm IST
Puja 2: Simhachalam (Germany) 8pm CET
Puja 3: New Vrindaban (USA) 8pm EDT
Pray for Ukraine and the world invoke auspiciousness receive blessings

Hosts:
@sacinandanaswamiofficial and @thegodofyoga

Esteemed Guests:
@radhanathswami @krishnadasmusic @eddiestern @krishnakshetraswami_official @madhavanaidoo @govindagirl_acyutagopi @cambridgeuniversity

With t

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We are deeply saddened to see the suffering faced by people who are victims of the escalating conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. The Ukrainian people are in need of our sincere prayers. While we are staying warm and comfortable in our homes with our families, in Ukraine it is getting harder and harder for people to get hot food, shelter, medications, and in some places, even drinking water. Can we help? Yes! What we can do as a community is to gather and chant together, pray for peace

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