During the 6th Ecumenical Social Week of October 3 a workshop for social workers was held on October 3, based on the methods ofthe Balint group. Psychologist,supervisor of social projects and programs Svitlana Belyaeva worked with the participants.

Within the framework of the 6th Ecumenical Social Week, the round table “Promotion of Charity Through Public Events” was held on October 3 in Lviv. The event was organized by the Philanthropists’ Association of Ukraine jointly with the Institute of Ecumenical Studies.

Within the framework of the 6th Ecumenical Social Week, a roundtable entitled “Initiative Within the Community as a Factor of Considering Diversity and Respect in the Establishment of Civil Society” was held in Lviv on October 3. The event was attended by academics and everyone interested in the current state of social and political institutions of various levels in Ukraine, particularly in Lviv.

Their thoughts of those present shared Dr. Nina Hayduk, head of the section of Social Work, Assoc. Prof. of the Department of Sociology and Social Work, the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lviv Polytechnic University, Dr Liliya Klos, curator of the socio-medical component of social work training, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Assoc. Prof. of the Department of Sociology and Social Work, the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lviv Polytechnic University, Oksana Vynyarska, Pedagogical Director of MPSS of the Institute of Ecumenical Studies, Ukrainian Catholic University, Svitlana Belyaeva, supervisor of social projects and programs, chief psychologist and co-founder of the NGO “West-Ukrainian Center “Women’s Prospects.”

Within the framework of the 6th Ecumenical Social Week, the panel discussion “Social Consequences of Female Migration” was held on October 3.

During the 6th Ecumenical Social Week, the roundtable “Diversity and Respect: Self-Fulfilment of Vulnerable Groups” was held in Lviv, on October 3. In discussing the problems of people with disabilities, children from socially vulnerable families, the elderly and the homeless, examples of positive solutions were shown and new ideas how to implement them were proposed.

During the 6th Ecumenical Social Week, the round table Ecumenical Social Week: Five-Year Achievements and Prospects” was conducted on October 2 in Lviv.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the working groups from different cities of Ukraine: Halyna Bokhonko, deputy-director of the Institute of Ecumenical Studies, the Ukrainian Catholic University, Oleksandr Oliynyk, vice-president of the Association of Benefactors of Ukraine , Mariya Kandyba, coordinator of the Ecumenical Social Week, Tetyana Shapovalova, Director of Research Institute for Labour and Social Technologies of the V. Dal Eastern National University, an academic of the Academy of Economic Sciences of Ukraine, Dr. Yaryna Turchyn, Director of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lviv Polytechnic University.

A presentation of the book “Ukrainian -Austrian Meetings” published with the support of the Department of Education and Science of the Austrian Embassy in Ukraine was done during the 6th Ecumenical Social Week.

During the 6th Ecumenical Social Week, the book of Professor Antoine Arjakovsky “Waiting for Orthodox Council” was represented.

Co-reporters were the author’s colleagues, Candidate of Philosophy Konstyantyn Sihov and Rev. Mykhaylo Dymyd. The moderator was the chairman of the Lviv Stavropigion Fraternity of St Andrew the Apostle of UAOC Taras Dmytryk.

Professor Arjakovsky called for openness in dealing with the problems of separation: “It is important to get engaged and talk about ourselves, because it concerns us. As Francis Pope said we must speak the same language, not different ones.”

During the 6th Ecumenical Social Week, the round table “Interfaith Dialogue: Between Searching for Unity and the Protection of Values” took place on October 2. The event was attended by both clergy and scholars of various Christian denominations.

In the Ukrainian Catholic University, the photo exhibition “The People of the Book," dedicated to the major events in the life of the Jewish people, was opened on October 2.