Ecumenical School for Dialogue 2021

Ukraine at Crossroad between West and East:

Geopolitical, Social and Religious Dimensions

5-16 July, 2021

English speaking online school for for those interested in theology, philosophy, humanities, politics, history and reconciliation.

Organized by the Institute of Ecumenical Studies of the Ukrainian Catholic University, ESD will last for 13 days 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!

ESD's proposes:

- To study key political, social and religious processes happening in Ukraine and around the region;

- To introduce various aspects of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine (geopolitical, ethnic, religious, fake-news, hybrid war);

- 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 inter-Orthodox unity, and its link to the creation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and the subsequent withdrawal of Russia from the official Catholic-Orthodox dialogue;

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

- To search for creative proposals in order to deal with the phenomenon of hybrid wars and cultivate an atmosphere with different levels of trust: between the Churches, societies and states;

- To foster an understanding of Ukraine and its neighbours, in order to understand Europe better, by observing insider perspectives.