6th Ecumenical Social Week

“Diversity and Respect”

Lviv, October 1-8, 2013

For six years the Ecumenical Social Week, initiated by the Institute of Ecumenical Studies with the support of the Ukrainian Catholic University, National University “Lviv Polytechnic,” Lviv Regional State Administration, Lviv Regional Council and Lviv City Council, has gathered in Lviv representatives of churches, NGOs, the media, politicians, diplomats, teachers, officials and youth around topical issues and today’s challenges. Over eight days, the participants of the ESW discussed issues of respect for differences in Ukrainian society, based on international and domestic experience. During the presentations and discussions at various meetings and roundtables, special attention was paid to issues of social, cultural and religious diversity among people. International speakers shared with the participants a reflection of how differences enrich European countries and how this experience can be useful for Ukraine.