From October 3 to 7, 2022, the annual international forum «Ecumenical Social Week» will take place in Lviv (both online and offline). The topic – «Traveling Identity: Understanding Meanings and Values» – is especially relevant during the war. Discussions, seminars and panels – for five days, representatives of the authorities, mass media, social organizations, churches, and education sphere will discuss the nowadays meanings and values of Ukraine and the world.
Within the forum, all events are divided into three blocks:
- Faces of identity: religious, national, ethnic, cultural, political.
- Identity, war and migration.
- The role and influence of social institutions on the formation of identity.
All events will take place both offline at St. John Paul II Avenue, 35a (there is a shelter in case of air alarms) and online on the Zoom platform. Live streaming will also be available on Facebook and YouTube.
The events will be held in Ukrainian with simultaneous translation into English, German and French.
Among the speakers there are:
- Jörg Lüer, head of the Justice and Peace Commission, representative of the Roman Catholic Conference of the Bishops of Germany, head of the Maximilian Kolbe Foundation (Berlin, Germany);
- Seyla Benhabib, Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University, Director of the Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics;
- Gerard Delanty, sociologist and Professor of Sociology and Social & Political Thought at the University of Sussex;
- Myroslav Marynovych, Vice-Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukrainian human rights defender, publicist, religious scholar, founding member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group.
Organizers: Institute of Ecumenical Studies, Ukrainian Catholic University, and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Ukraine.
Experts and partners: The Evangelical Church in Germany, the Ecumenical Institute of the Catholic University of Paris, the University of Vienna, the International Institute of Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations of Lviv Polytechnic National University, the Institute of Church History of the UCU, the UCU Analytical Center, and Lviv City Council.
For more details, visit the website of the Lviv City Council