Remaining in solidarity of prayers and support for Ukraine

The Director of the office of International Affairs of Assumption University of Thailand Mr. Glen Chatelier, represented the Rector Magnificus and the University community at a Round table discussion on Friday, March 4, 2022, at 23 hrs, 18:00-19:30 Kyiv time.
The event was in response to the war in Ukraine, heavily affecting the entire population of the country, churches included. An ecumenical cohort of representatives from Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant churches, as well as religious examined how Ukrainian churches are reacting to the Russian military invasion and assisting the population. Also explored were the religious narratives being formulated and how religious organizations abroad can help in this critical moment. The Speakers included Myroslav Marynovych, Vice-Rector of UCU, Co-Founder of Amnesty International Ukraine, and a Founding Member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group, Lviv, Rev. Petro Balog, OP, Director of St Thomas Aquinas Institute, Kyiv, Sergii Bortnyk, Theology Academy of Kyiv, Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Kyiv, Taras Dzyubanskyy, Director of the UCU Institute of Religion and Society and the Libertas Center for Interreligious Dialogue, Lviv, Roman Soloviy, Director of Eastern European Institute of Theology, Lviv, Most Rev. Pavlo Shvarts, Bishop of the German Evangelical Lutheran Churches of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Rev. Ihor Shaban, Head of the Commission for Interconfessional and Interreligious Dialogue, Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, Kyiv and Dmytro Horyevoy, religious journalist, Lviv. The discussion wwas moderated by Rev. Roman Fihas and Pavlo Smytsnyk, Institute of Ecumenical Studies.
The event was organized by the Institute of Ecumenical Studies of the Ukrainian Catholic University in partnership with the Libertas Center for Interreligious Dialogue, the International Federation of Catholic Universities and l’Oeuvre d’Orient. Mr. Glen Chatelier expressed concern for the President and people of Ukraine, while at the same time, encouraged the Churches of faith to persist and, assured the people of Ukraine of the prayers and solidarity by the Assumption University of Thailand community for Ukraine at this sad moment in their history.

Remaining in solidarity of prayers and support for Ukraine
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