Forum

Wandering Identity: Considering Meanings and Values

The 15th Ecumenical Social Week

Annual International Forum The 15th Ecumenical Social Week “Wandering Identity: Considering Meanings and Values” will take place on October, 3 – 7, 2022 in Lviv (with online attendance option). The topic - "Wandering Identity: Considering Meanings and Values" - is especially relevant in times of war. The forum is organized by the Institute of Ecumenical Studies of Ukrainian Catholic University supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ukraine.

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International Forum 15th Ecumenical Social Week

Wandering Identity: Considering Meanings and Values

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During five days, representatives of the government, media, social organizations, churches, civil society and educational institutions will discuss the meanings and values that Ukraine and the world are living now.

The program includes: discussions, seminars, panels with speakers from 15 countries.

The events are divided into three units:
I. Edges of Identity: Religious, National, Ethnical, Cultural and Political
ІІ. Identity, War and Migration
ІІІ. The Role and Impact of Various Social Institutions on the Identity Formation

Experts and partners: Evangelical Church of Germany and the Ecumenical Institute of the Catholic University in Paris, Vienna University, International Institute of Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations of the National University “Lviv Polytechnics”, Institute of Church History of UCU, Analytical Center of UCU, Lviv City Council.

The speakers:

  • Myroslav Marynovych, Vice-Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University,
  • Yaroslav Hrytsak, historian,
  • Jörg Lüer, Head of the “Justice and Peace” Commission,
  • Seyla Benhabib, Professor of Political Studies and Philosophy at Yale University,
  • Gerard Delanty, sociologist and a Professor of Sociology and Social Political Thought at Sussex University and others.

The events will be held in Ukrainian with simultaneous interpreting into English, German and French (some events).

Contacts:
Organizational issues – Iryna Kitura, Project Coordinator, irakit@ucu.edu.ua;
Media – Marta Bilska, Project Press-Center Manager, marta.bilska1108@gmail.com

 

Program

October 3, Monday. Forum Opening - 15th Ecumenical Social Week International Panel: “Wandering Identity: Considering Meanings and Values”

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Forum Opening - 15th Ecumenical Social Week

International Panel: “Wandering Identity: Considering Meanings and Values”

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16.00-18.00 (GMT +3)

Forum Opening - 15th Ecumenical Social Week

International Panel: “Wandering Identity: Considering Meanings and Values”

Languages: Ukrainian, English (simultaneous interpreting)

Venue:

Offline: Philosophy and Theology Faculty of UCU, 35а, St. Ivan Pavlo II avenue

Online: ZOOM, Facebook and YouTube broadcasting

Moderators: Dr. Pavlo Smytsnyuk, Director of the Institute of Ecumenical Studies of UCU

Greetings: Bishop Borys Gudziak, UGCC Metroplitan of Philadelphia, President of UCU (tbc),

Rev. Dr. Bohdan Prakh, Rector of UCU,

Rev. Dr. Iwan Dacko, President of IES UCU,

Andriy Sadovyi, City Mayor of Lviv,

Prof. Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering,
Former President of the European Parliament, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (2010-2017)  

Panelists:

Dr Myroslav Marynovych, Vice-Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University

Dr Jörg Lüer, Head of the German’s Justice and Peace Commission, Representative of the German Roman-Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Dr Gerard Delanty, Professor of Sociology and Social and Political Thought at Sussex University, UK

17:05-17:15 Break

17:15-18:00 Questions-answers, discussion.

Closing

October 4, Tuesday. European and Ukrainian Identity. Who Are We?

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Discussion European and Ukrainian Identity. Who Are We?

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11.30-13.00

Discussion: “European and Ukrainian Identity. Who Are We?”

Venue:

Offline: Philosophy and Theology Faculty of UCU, 35а, St. Ivan Pavlo II avenue

Online: ZOOM, Facebook and YouTube broadcasting

Languages: Ukrainian, French, English 

Moderator: Dr. Yurii Pidlisnyi, Head of the Political Sciences Department, Head of UCU «Ethics-Politics-Economics» Bachelor’s Degree Program

Participants:

Dr. Yaroslav Hrytsak, Ukrainian scholar, historian and publicist

Dr Olivier Abel, Protestant Theology Institute, France

Dr Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher, writer, journalist

Dr Gerard Delanty, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Sussex, UK

October 4, Tuesday. Political identities, Christianity and Democracy

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Discussion Political identities, Christianity and Democracy

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16.00-17.30

Discussion "Political identities, Christianity and Democracy"

Event partner: Department of Protestant Theology, Institute of Education, Work and Society, Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany

Venue:  Online: ZOOM, Facebook, and YouTube broadcasting

Languages: Ukrainian, English 

Moderator: Dr Volodymyr Turchynovskyi, Dean Of The Ucu Faculty of Social Sciences, Lviv, Ukraine.

Participants:

Dr Aristotle Papanikolaou, Professor Of Theology, Co-Director, Orthodox Christian Studies Center, Fordham University, USA

Dr Paul Silas Peterson, Protestant Theology Department, Institute of Education, Work and Society, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

Dr Marko Veković, Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics, University of Belgrade, Serbia 

 

October 4, Tuesday. Cultural Identity in the Time of War

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Discussion Cultural Identity in the Time of War

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17.30-19.30 Discussion «Cultural Identity in the Time of War»

Venue:

Online: ZOOM, Facebook and YouTube broadcasting.

Languages: Ukrainian, English 

Moderator: Dr Iryna Starovoyt, Associate Professor, PhD in Philology, Department of Cultural Studies of the Humanities Faculty of UCU

Dr Patrick Boulte, Honorary President of The Solidarité France-Poland Association of the Responsible Investment Forum

Dr Myroslav Shkandrii, Art critic, Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba

Dr Maksym Rozumny,
Political acientist and Philosopher, Doctor of political sciences, guest research fellow at yhe University of Haifa

 

October 5, Wednesday. Panel with speeches “Identity, Ideology and Family Values”

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Panel with speeches “Identity, Ideology and Family Values”

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11.30-13.00 Panel with speechesIdentity, Ideology and Family Values”

Event Partner: Vienna University, Austria

Venue:

Online: ZOOM, Facebook and YouTube broadcasting

Languages: Ukrainian, English, German

Moderator: Dr Halyna Teslyuk, Associate Professor at the Biblical Studies Department, Faculty of Philosophy and Theology, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv

Participants:

Dr Thomas Nemeth, Professor of the Eastern Theology, Catholic Theology Faculty, Vienna University

Sr. Rebeka Anić, Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences, Regional CENTER SPLIT

Dr Massimo Faggioli, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, columnist for La Croix International

Dr Kristina Stoeckl, Professor of Sociology at Innsbruck University

Dr Regina Elsner, Research Fellow in Social Ethics of Orthodox Christianity at the Center for Eastern-European and International Research (ZoiS) in Berlin

October 5, Wednesday. Discussion "Churches, Nations, Political Identities"

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Discussion: Churches, Nations, Political Identities

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13.30-15.30 Discussion: Churches, Nations, political Identities

Event Partner: Higher Institute of Ecumenical Studies of the Catholic University in Paris

Venue:

Offline:UCU Philosophy and Theology Faculty, Conference Hall, 35а, St. Ivan Pavlo II Avenue

Online: ZOOM, Facebook and YouTube livestreams

Languages: Ukrainian, French (simultaneous interpreting)

Moderator: Dr. Anne-Sophie Vivier-Muresan, Director of the Higher Institute of Ecumenical Studies of the Catholic University in Paris

Participants:

Georges El Hage, Professor of Theology at the High Institute of Ecumenical Studies (ICP, Paris)
“Praying for those who fight justly: Christians in the service of peace”

Dr Xavier Gué, Professor of Theology at the High Institute of Science and Theology of Religions (ICP, Paris)
“Political temptations of Christianity and religious attempts of politics”

Dr Anne Marie Reijnen, Professor of Theology at the High Institute of Ecumenical Studies (ICP, Paris)
“ ‘God bless the Queen’: the relations between the Churches and the temporal power, in the context of denominational diversification”

Dr François Cassingena, Professor of Theology at the High Institute of Liturgy (ICP, Paris)
“The liturgy between the assumption of the particular and the construction of the universal”

Dr Frédéric Chavel, Professor of Theology at the Protestant Institute of Theology (Paris) and assessor at the High Institute of Ecumenical Studies (ICP, Paris):
“Lutheran identity converted through ecumenism”

Dr Julija Naett-Vidovic, Professor of Theology at the Orthodox Institute of Theology Saint-Serge (Paris) and assessor at the High Institute of Ecumenical Studies (ICP, Paris)
“The Orthodox Churches, between traditions and Tradition”

 

October 5, Wednesday. Eastern Catholic Tradition(s): Understanding Identity through Mission.

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Seminar Eastern Catholic Tradition(s): Understanding Identity through Mission

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16.00-18.00 UCAS Seminar 6
“Eastern Catholic Tradition(s): Understanding Identity through Mission”

Venue: Offline: Philosophy and Theology Faculty of UCU, 35а, St. Ivan Pavlo II avenue

Online: ZOOM, Facebook and YouTube broadcasting

Languages: Ukrainian, English (simultaneous interpreting)

Moderator: Dr. Anne-Sophie Vivier-Muresan, Director of the Catholic Institute

Dr. Iwan Dacko, President of IES, UCU

Dr. Ihor Shaban, Head of the UGCC Commission for Promoting the Christian Unity

Dr. Gabriel Gashem, Professor of Systematic Theology, editor-in-chief of the ecumenical French magazine Proche Orient Chrétien, Beirut, Lebanon

Dr. Oleksandr Lashchuk, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, Toronto, Canada

October 6, Thursday. To be a Church Today: Challenges and Lessons of the War in Ukraine

13.30-15.00 Panel Discussion 7
«To be a Church Today: Challenges and Lessons of the War in Ukraine»

Partner: Institute of Church History of UCU

Venue:

Offline: Philosophy and Theology Faculty of UCU, 35а, St. Ivan Pavlo II avenue

Online: ZOOM, Facebook and YouTube broadcasting

Languages: Ukrainian

Moderator: Dr. Oleh Turiy, Director of the Church History Institute of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Vice-Rector for Internal Affairs at UCU

Rev. Dr. Petro Balog, OP, Director of St. Thomas Aquinas Institute of Religious Studies, Kyiv

Dr. Roman Soloviy, Rector of the Eastern-European Institute of Theology, Lviv  

Rev. Dr. Mykhaylo Stanchyshyn, SJ, Vice-Director of the “Eleazar” School for Spiritual Guidance, Lviv-Kharkiv

Hieromonk Iov Olshanskyi, Abbot of the Resurrection New Athos Monastery  of Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Lviv

Dr. Anatolii Babynskyi, Research Fellow at the Institute of Church History of UCU

October 6, Thursday. National and Religious Identity [under the circumstances of the war]

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Discussion: National and Religious Identity [under the Circumstances of War]

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15.30-17.30 Discussion: National and Religious Identity [under the Circumstances of War]

Venue:

Offline: UCU Philosophy and Theology Faculty, Conference Hall, 35а, St. Ivan Pavlo II Avenue

Online: ZOOM, Facebook and YouTube livestreams

Languages: Ukrainian, English (simultaneous interpreting)

Moderator: Dr. Tetyana Kalenychenko, Sociologist of Religion and Dialogue in Action Initiative Coordinator, European Center for Strategy Analytics, Kyiv / Bucha

Participants:

Prof. José Casanova, Senior Fellow at Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University, USA

Taras Dyatlyk, Vice-Rector for Development and International Cooperation at the Eastern European Institute of Theology, Regional Director of Eastern Europe and Central Asia at Overseas Council-United World Mission, Rivne

Olena Kopina, Sociologist and Dialogue Facilitator, Initiative Coordinator of Laboratory of Peaceful Solutions, Kharkiv

Iryna Eihelson, Social Psychologist, Ethnopsychologist and Conflictology Expert, Candidate of Psychological Studies, Coach, Researcher and Dialogue Facilitator, Kyiv

October 6, Thursday. Religion in the Diaspora: Between Identity Preservation and Assimilation

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Discussion Religion in the Diaspora: Between Identity Preservation and Assimilation

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16.00-17.30 Discussion 9 “Religion in the Diaspora: Between Identity Preservation and Assimilation”

Venue:

Offline: Philosophy and Theology Faculty of UCU, 35а, St. Ivan Pavlo II avenue

Online: ZOOM, Facebook and YouTube broadcasting

Languages: Ukrainian, English (simultaneous interpreting)

Moderator: Taras Kurylets, project manager of the Institute of Ecumenical Studies of UCU

Bishop Borys Gudziak, Archbishop-Metropolitan of Philadelphia Archeparchy, President of UCU

Dr. Nicolas Kazarian,  Director of the Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, Interfaith Relations Department of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, New-York (USA)

Dr. Oksana Mikheeva, Professor at the Sociology Department of UCU

Dr. Anatoliy Babynskyi, Research Fellow at the Institute of Church History of UCU

Dr Andrew Sorokowski, American lawyer, historian

Dr Gabriel Gashem, Professor of Systematic Theology, editor-in-chief of the ecumenical French magazine Proche Orient Chrétien, Beirut, Lebanon

October 7, Friday. Identity Challenges in the Time of War. IDP, migrants

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Discussion Identity Challenges in the Time of War. IDP, migrants

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11.30-13.00 Discussion 10
Identity Challenges in the Time of War. IDP, migrants” 

Partner: International Institute of Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations of the National University “Lviv Polytechnics”

Venue:

Offline: Philosophy and Theology Faculty of UCU, 35а, St. Ivan Pavlo II avenue

Online: ZOOM, Facebook and YouTube broadcasting

Languages: Ukrainian

Moderator: Oksana Pyatkovska, PhD in Economics, Deputy Director of the International Institute of Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations of the National University “Lviv Polytechnics”

Dr. Iryna Klyuchkovska, PhD in Economics, Director of the International Institute of Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations of the National University “Lviv Polytechnics”

Dr. Oleksiy Poznyak, PhD in Economics, Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Department for Migration Studies at the Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Dr. Myroslava Keryk, PhD in History, Head of the Our choice Foundation, employee at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences

Dr. Svitlana Odynets, PhD in Migration Studies, Anthpologist, journalist

Yaroslava Khortiani, Member of the Executive Committee of the Ukrainian World Congress (WUC), Head of the Committee on the Membership in the WUC, Head of the Society of Ukrainian Culture in Hungary

October 7, Friday. The Role of Andrey Sheptytsky and Yosyf Slipyy in Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Formation of National Identity

14.00-15.30 Discussion 11
«The Role of Andrey Sheptytsky and Yosyf Slipyy in Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Formation of National Identity»

Coordinator: Dr. Yuriy Skira, Director of NGO “The Eastern Catholic Churches History study Center”, Lviv, Ukraine

Venue:

Offline: Philosophy and Theology Faculty of UCU, 35а, St. Ivan Pavlo II avenue

Online: ZOOM, Facebook and YouTube broadcasting

Languages: Ukrainian

Moderator:  Dr Yuriy Skira, Director of NGO “The Eastern Catholic Churches History study Center”, Lviv, Ukraine

Rev. Dr Iwan Dacko, President of the Institute of Ecumenical Studies of UCU

Dr Ihor Medvid, Deputy Director of the Lviv National Ivan Franko Literary and Memorial Museum

Dr Zinoviy Svereda, Independent political and economical expert, Lviv

Dr Liliana Hentosh, Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Historian Research at Lviv Ivan Franko National University

Dr Roksolana Verbova, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Humanities and Social Studies of the National University “Lviv Polytechnics”

October 7, Friday. Various Edges of Identity

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Webinar "Various Edges of Identity"

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14.00-15.30 Discussion 12 “Various Edges of Identity”

Venue:

Online: ZOOM, Facebook and YouTube broadcasting

Languages: Ukrainian, English (simultaneous interpreting)

Moderator: Dr. Taras Dziubanskiy, Director of the UCU Institute of Religion and Society

Dr Hadje Sadje, Associate Member of the SOAS Center for Palestine Studies, University of London, UK

Dr Hassan Musa, ECWA Theological Seminary Kagoro, Nigeria

Dr Lap van Kung, Dean of the Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures and Theologies, Honorary General Secretary of the Hong Kong Christian Institute, Christian human rights NGO

Dr Choisel Francis, Director of the Master’s Degree Program in History, Catholic Institute of Paris

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Venue

Lviv/online

Speakers

  • Myroslav Marynovych
    • Yaroslav Hrytsak
      • Jörg Lüer
        • Seyla Benhabib
          • Gerard Delanty
            Contact

            Kateryna Bilotserkovets

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            kateryna.bilotserkovets@kas.de +380 44 492 7443 +380 44 4927443