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Online Ecumenical School for Dialogue

Ukraine at the Crossroad between East and West: Religious, Social and Geopolitical Dimensions

5. - 16. Juli 2021

Institute of Ecumenical Studies at the Ukrainian Catholic University is organizing an Online Ecumenical School for Dialogue 2021 “Ukraine at the Crossroad between East and West: Religious, Social and Geopolitical Dimensions”  for those interested in theology, philosophy, humanities, politics, history and reconciliation.

ESD will last for 13 days (three hours per day: 16:00-19:00 CET) and will consist of online lectures, discussions, seminars, video-presentations and virtual excursions.

ESD offers 4 ECTS credits for participation at the school’s online events and homework.

Working language – English!

Goals of the School:

- to study key political, social and religious processes occurring in Ukraine and throughout the region;

- to introduce various aspects of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine (geopolitical, ethnic, religious, ideological);

- to investigate the inter-denominational experience of the 2014 Maidan Revolution (The Revolution of Dignity) and its impact on the dialogue and cooperation within broader society;

- to study the ecumenical situation in Ukraine, marked by the challenges of the Catholic-Orthodox dialogue;

- to study the implications of the creation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the reaction of the Russian Orthodox church to it, and the implications for the inter-Orthodox unity;

- to evaluate Eastern Christian contributions to the field of ecumenism and peacebuilding;

- to discuss creative proposals in order to deal with the situation of conflicts and wars, and cultivate an atmosphere of trust between the Churches, societies and states;

- to foster an understanding of Ukraine and its neighbours, in order to understand Europe better, by engaging with the insider perspectives

More Information

Contacts: Rev. Roman Fihas, Coordinator

To enroll in ESD, please submit the Application Form

The First Application Deadline: April 25, 2021.

The First Notification of Admission: April 27, 2021.

The Final Application Deadline: May 31, 2021.

The Final Notification of Admission: June 5, 2021.

ESD 2021 is free this year due to the support of the Mainz Diocese (Germany).