Securing the future and liberating the past: a reflection on “The Trauma of Communism”

Every year on the fourth Saturday of November, Ukraine commemorates the victims of the Holodomor, the man-made famine organized by the Soviet authorities which killed millions in 1932-1933. This year, the commemoration fell on November 26. In the preceding days, the parliaments of Ireland, Moldova, and Romania recognized Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. On November 30, Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, passed a resolution recognizing this starvation of millions of Ukrainians as a crime against humanity, a genocide.

Volodymyr Turchynovskyy Read more

Orthodoxy divided

Orthodox Christians in Ukraine are split between those still recognizing Moscow’s authority and those who have asserted independence. The fear of incursion by Russian troops and a planned visit to Ukraine by the Ecumenical Patriarch make a rapprochement hard to envisage

Anatolii Babynskyi Read more

Digital Intelligence: A Key Competence for the Future of Work

In the future, one of the responsibilities of schools will be to help students develop their digital intelligence to adapt easily to changes and cope with potential technological threats

Imed Boughzala Read more

Post-coronavirus: The courage to build a “village of education”

The pandemic has underscored our shared personal vulnerabilities to the virus and the weaknesses of our public health systems.

Volodymyr Turchynovskyy Read more

The Catholic Church and the Catholic University

Although the deepest and most momentous truths about the nature and mission of a Catholic University are ecclesiastical, serious scholarly works devoted to the theory or the practical implications of this are wanting.

Edward Alam Read more

Subsidiarity: Two Interpretations

The sources of the idea of subsidiarity are diverse.

Czesław Porębski Read more

The Primary Purposes of Higher Education Today

For educators must either teach respect for human rights above all as the primary purpose of higher education, or respect for nature above all must be taught as its primary purpose. Both cannot be primary in the same senses

Peter McCormick Read more

Education in the digital era: Giving attention to the
Personal and Relational

Having entered the digital age, and rapidly preparing for much more in it, we are faced with new design possibilities. Digitalization and humanization appear not as opposites and instead can be perceived as mutually beneficial.

Alois Buch Read more

Why argue ethics?

It is widely held that one of the prominent threats to both the well-being of human communities and global security in the dawn of the third millennium is a kind of social disintegration. People find out that there is very little they have in common, solidarity vanishes, and societies fall apart. What’s peculiar about this argument is the ambiguity of the vocabulary. What exactly does the notion of falling apart mean? Is it that the atmosphere of hatred defines the mutual attitude of ideologically-backed groups delimitated by whatever kind of identity-markers? Or, perhaps it refers to the atomization of individuals relying on their disentangled and fragile orientations that Charles Taylor, though in a slightly different context called the «closed world structures».

Viktor Poletko Read more